IN celebration of Earth Day, US Embassy Manila held a panel discussion on “Ocean Pollution: Effects on Marine Biodiversity”, on April 22.
A panel of experts, including marine scientists and conservation activists discussed about biodiversity of Philippine waters, how pollution threatens the marine ecosystem and how the youth can get involved.
On the panel were three scientists from the California Academy of Sciences who are currently in the Philippines conducting field research. Dr. Terrence “Terry” Gosliner, the Dean of Science and Research Collections at California Academy of Sciences, Dr. Rich Mooi, who is the Curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology at the California Academy and Dr. Meg Burke, the Director of Teacher and Youth Education at the California Academy of Sciences. Also on in the panel was Dr. Ma. Carmen Ablan-Lagma, the Head Developer of the Philippine Genetic Diversity Network Database.
The panel event can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud2wL4jMJxM.