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Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Irus Braverman


Coral Whisperers captures a key moment in the history of coral reef science and of environmental conservation at large. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews,the book documents the physical, intellectual, and emotional plight of coral scientists and their painstaking deliberations as they struggle to understand and save corals from what many of these scientistshave come to see as the corals’inevitable catastrophic future on a rapidly warming and otherwise assaulted planet.We are here in the thick of contemporary coral science, and we can feel its urgency: the experts, who are witnessing ... More

Keywords: coral scientists, hope/despair, climate change, marine biology, environmental conservation and restoration, ocean law, ethnography of science, Anthropocene

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520298842
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520298842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irus Braverman, author
University of Buffalo, the State University of New York