The Southern California Bight is home to 20 million people. By 2050 the number will increase by 25 percent. The increased population will experience a higher sea level, more destructive coastal storms, a reduced supply of potable water, competition from other West Coast seaports, and diversion of trade through the enlarged Panama Canal. The list of potential threats is long, says Aquarium President and CEO Jerry Schubel. But, he explains, with vision, and proper planning and follow-through, the Southern California Bight can have a glorious future that includes healthy and productive coastal and ocean ecosystems, access to clean beaches and coastal waters, diverse and abundant marine life, and new and expanded ocean industries that stimulate local and regional economies.
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|Archived Event Information|
Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
|Cost||$5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.|
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