‘Coral Reef Exploration & Conservation’

The Del Mar Foundation held an “intimate gathering and conversation” on “Coral Reef Exploration & Conservation” June 28 at the Del Mar home of Howard Appel and Loreen Collins.

The event featured guests from Scripps Institute of Oceanography — Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., Stuart Sandin, Ph.D., and Jennifer Smith, Ph.D. — who shared the latest breakthroughs in exploration and discovery at Scripps Oceanography, along with images from their most recent research expedition in the South Pacific.

The Del Mar Foundation (www.delmarfoundation.org) sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages over $2 million in endowment funds to benefit the Del Mar community and the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Photos by Jon Clark.