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July 19, 2017

URI Students Sail to Phoenix Islands to Study Effects of Climate Change

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URI students sail to remote Pacific islands to study effect of climate change on coral reefs
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Two University of Rhode Island students are sailing to remote islands in the Pacific Ocean to study any damage to coral reefs from climate change.

Hailey Simpson, of Rochester, N.Y., who has her B.S. in Ocean Engineering and is earning her master’s degree in Oceanography, and Kyle Alvanas, of Portsmouth, who will graduate next year with a degree in marine affairs, are among 24 students from American colleges conducting research in this largely under-studied region.

Simpson and Alvanas are making the voyage with Sea Education Association, or SEA Semester, an internationally recognized program that combines classroom learning on shore at Woods Hole, Mass., with study aboard a research vessel.

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Categories: News,Robert C. Seamans,Protecting the Phoenix Islands, • Topics: pipa  featured • (1) Comments
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#1. Posted by Lisa Simpson on July 20, 2017

So proud of our Rhody Rams - Hailey and Kyle!!!
Awesome work that you are all doing on this incredible voyage.  Cheers to the entire S-274 class and crew.  Stay safe and Enjoy!!!
Lisa Simpson


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