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The Sargasso Sea - a suitable case for conservation?

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Lecture Theatre A, Shackleton Building

School of Geography and Environmental Science

University of Southampton

Southampton

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A Royal Geographical Society talk by Prof Howard Roe on the Sargasso Sea; its unique ecology and ongoing international conservation efforts.

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Thursday 24th October 2019: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Named after floating Sargassum weed, the golden rainforest of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sargasso Sea is a fundamentally important part of the world’s ocean. A place of legend, it is now the subject of international conservation efforts. The unique ecology and importance of the Sargasso Sea are described together with some of the threats it faces. Steps to conserve this sea without land boundaries are outlined against the ongoing debate on the future of the High Seas.

Professor Howard Roe was Director of the Southampton Oceanography Centre (now renamed the National Oceanography Centre). He is involved in conservation efforts for the Sargasso Sea and is a Sargasso Sea Commissioner

This talk is a Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) event hosted by the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

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Lecture Theatre A, Shackleton Building

School of Geography and Environmental Science

University of Southampton

Southampton

SO17 1BJ

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