‘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 ( 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.