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Dive Into 'The Vanishing, Invisible Forest' at Hunter College

Event Date:

April 18, 2023 | 6:00 PM EDT TO 8:00 PM EDT


Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street

New York, NY 10065

A diver removes some purple sea urchins.

In 2014, a confluence of climate change and over predation led to a sudden loss of 95% of kelp along...

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Join the Pulitzer Center and Hunter College for a conversation with multimedia production team Dominic Smith and Andrew Robinson on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, on the making of their Pulitzer Center-supported project The Vanishing, Invisible Forest. The journalists will visit classrooms during the day, followed by a presentation and reception at New York City's Roosevelt House (registration required).

Reporting for Scientific American and the Monterey Herald, Robinson and Smith dove into the turbulent waters of Monterey to document kelp growth and aquatic life as part of ongoing research about the possible solutions and inherent dangers when humans try to undo the damage caused by climate change. Using underwater videography, they captured the remaining forests, the urchin barrens, and the difficult nature of underwater research.


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