Hawaii: The Big Island—Coral, Creatures & Climate Change Taught by Drew Harvell, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Charles Greene, professor emeritus of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
- Marvel at the exquisite beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
- Listen to the underwater songs of humpback whales and follow their migration through the warm waters of the Kona coast.
- Explore tidepools teeming with marine invertebrates, witness the ingenuity of octopi, and snorkel with manta rays.
- Observe the impact of climate change on coral ecosystems while snorkeling in Kealakekua Reef.
- Monitor atmospheric changes in real time on a behind-the-scenes tour of Mauna Loa Solar Observatory.
Read about How Starfish, Snails and Salmon Fight Pandemics by Drew Harvell, The New York Times, April 17, 2020. To learn more visit drewharvell.com.
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