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Reef ecologist to speak at RC March 16

Thursday, February 25, 2010  
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For immediate release – 2/25/10
Contact: Chuck Brown, Communications – 815-226-3374

Eric Conklin, a foremost reef ecologist who has done extensive research in Hawaii, will speak at Rockford College March 16, 4 p.m. in Starr Science room 207. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Conklin is a researcher at the University of Hawaii and has studied the pristine atoll of Palmyra, which is about 1,000 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands. He has written for the Nature Conservancy magazine, most recently about a giant vacuum that cleans contaminants from reefs. Title of his talk is "Coral Reef Ecology: Why it Matters” which also includes slides of the reefs he studies.

The talk is hosted by the Rock River chapter of the American Chemical Society. For more information, call the Rockford College box office at 815-226-4100.  

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