We don’t often write about local events, because we know so many of our readers can’t attend them. However, my friend Randi collaborated on a book that may be of interest to our readers and will be speaking about it on Saturday, April 20th, at a local, independently owned bookstore.
Randi is an Associate Research Scientist at the New England Aquarium in Boston. She conducts research on coral reefs all over the world, trying to understand what makes healthy reefs healthy.
Randi, along with other scientists, lawyers, and conservationists, recently published a beautiful coffee-table book about the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA), called “Underwater Eden: Saving the Last Coral Wilderness on Earth“.
PIPA is a natural laboratory to study climate change, and it is also an amazing location – in the middle of the Central Pacific, days away from anywhere. It is one of the largest marine protected areas on our planet.
If you’re in the Boston area, Randi is giving an Earth Day talk on Saturday April 20th at 1PM at Bestsellers Cafe in Medford Sq, 24 High Street ~ Medford MA.
She will be showing photos by 2 National Geographic photographers who have traveled to the Phoenix Islands,and will tell an amazing story about how local actions can impact a remote and isolated coral reef on the other side of the globe.
If you can’t make the talk, check out these awesome photos and the book!