Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Tracking Coral Health in the Caribbean Sea

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar featuring Marine Biologist Leah Harper aired May 19, 2021, as part of the "Smithsonian Science How" series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Join Marine Biologist Leah Harper to learn about her important work studying the health of coral reef ecosystems throughout the Caribbean Sea. Leah shares how the MarineGEO program monitors corals and the important reef ecosystems they support, and assesses fish and invertebrate biodiversity. She explains how her work is part of MarineGEO's larger effort to understand how corals, fish, and invertebrates interact to maintain diverse and thriving tropical marine ecosystems.

  • This video is an extension activity for the museum's Reefs Unleashed digital school program for Grades 6-12.

About Smithsonian Science How

Connect your students to Smithsonian science experts in this weekly series of free live, interactive webinars. Hosted by Smithsonian educators, Smithsonian Science How will connect your students to authentic science, discoveries, and collections while inviting them to participate in live polls and ask and answer questions throughout. 

Thematically aligned with NMNH Digital School Programs, the webinars serve as excellent extension activities. Each webinar aligns with core content from the Animal Adaptions, Insect Survival, or Reefs Unleashed school programs, but is an independent experience.

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