What Lies Next For The Global Ocean

World-renowned journalist and award winning author to speak on February 16

Alanna Mitchell

Virginia Key, Fla. — February 4, 2011 — World-renowned Journalist and award winning Author, Alanna Mitchell, who won last year’s Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment for her book Sea Sick: The Hidden Crisis in the Global Ocean, will be speaking at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, February 16. Take a dive into the deep blue at 6pm in the Rosenstiel School Auditorium, as she discusses her findings on social and political challenges we face to sustain marine resources in a lecture that is free and open to the public.

Listen to a first hand traveler talk about her stories from around the world, as she spoke with scientists to exam how sick our oceans really are. Sea Sick has been cited as, “The most comprehensive book to date on the state of our oceans.” If you really want to know what lies next for the Earth’s largest habitat, don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, and the Ocean Research and Education Foundation host the Sea Secrets lecture series.  The events are free and open to the public, and are designed to provide insight and information about the oceans that cover two-thirds of our planet, and much of which, are still an enigma. Lectures are preceded by a reception at 5:30p.m. The Sea Secrets Lecture series is sponsored by the Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric Science, The Shepard Broad Foundation, The Charles N. and Eleanor Knight Leigh Foundation, Southern Wine & Spirits and is organized by Robert N. Ginsburg.

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit

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