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Julia Baum, PhD

Professor of Ocean Ecology and Global Change at University of Victoria

Sam Teicher

Co-founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita

Alika Peleholani Garcia

Co-founder and Executive Director at Kuleana Coral

Joanie Kleypas, PhD

Director, Raising Coral Costa Rica & Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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