McDaniel College Graduate Riley Palmer Participates in SEA Semester's Pacific Reef Expedition Summer Program
2018 Jun 4
McDaniel College 2018 graduate Riley Palmer is currently sailing 2,600 nautical miles from Papeete, Tahiti to Honolulu, Hawaii with SEA Semester's Pacific Reef Expedition summer program. The goal of the voyage is to study the effects of environmental change on remote and pristine coral reef ecosystems. Students will conduct snorkel-based surveys of local corals, fish, and invertebrates to help shed new light on the abilities of these reefs, which support some of the richest diversity of species on the planet, to endure and adapt to global climate change.