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Coral Reefs

                                                 February 10 @9AM CT

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CORAL Board member Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair of Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and adjunct professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, just received one of the highest honors a U.S. scientist can be given: she was elected as a member of the National Academy of Scientists, a prestigious organization of scientists and engineers founded in 1863 by Congress. Says CORAL’s Executive Director, Michael Webster, “Nancy was one of the first scientists to really start sounding the alarm about corals declining around the world and to figure out how corals work, what makes a healthy coral reef. She has been at the forefront of research in the last few decades, figuring out why reefs are declining and what we can do about it, and this recognition is very much deserved.”