How Healthy Are Our Oceans?
Dr. Ben Halpern will speak about the Ocean Health Index.
When: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Balboa Building, 735 State Street, Basement auditorium
Age limit: All ages
People everywhere depend upon healthy oceans in countless ways. Just think of the many millions who count on ocean fisheries for their livelihoods or the untold lives saved by intact coral reefs during the 2004 Asian tsunami. The healthier oceans are, the more benefits people receive from them. But how healthy are the oceans? Ecologist Dr. Ben Halpern has the answer. Along with an international team of scientists, he has developed a new way to measure the health of the ocean: the Ocean Health Index. The Ocean Health Index allows us to do something new: to measure how oceans are doing across a range of ways that matter to people, for every country with a coastline.
Science for Everyone! is a monthly series intended for people interested in the world around them.
Event posted Dec. 10, 2012
Last updated Dec. 10, 2012