From Holaniku to Crab Bank

Saving Seabird Sanctuaries (and Ourselves)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pmCharleston, South Carolina

Location Details

Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St, Charleston, 29403

Mount Pleasant resident Virginie Ternisien talks about her year working to restore the habitat of the remote wildlife sanctuary Holaniku, commonly known as Kure Atoll, the northwestern-most atoll in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is located 1,400 miles away from O'ahu in the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific and Atlantic seabirds both face similar challenges when it comes to sea level rise, climate change, plastic pollution, and human disturbance. Crab Bank in Charleston Harbor has been a productive seabird nesting sanctuary for years, but with sea level rise, erosion, and flood and hurricane events, it's been completely washed over, and no birds are able to nest there this year.

Come and listen to Virginie's experience on Kure Atoll with the Albatross and hear from Coastal Expedition's Chris Crolley about the importance and timely opportunity that we have to save Crab Bank. The solutions to save these seabirds, and ourselves, begins with us.

Doors open at 6 pm, light refreshments will be served and partner organizations will have displays and merchandise. Our speakers will begin at 7 pm ending with a question and answer session ending at 8:30 pm. In addition to the lecture, there will be a raffle to benefit both causes.

This event will be zero waste, feel free to bring your own reusable bag. Registration is required as space is limited, admission is FREE

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Thank you to all of the partners who made this event possible: Coastal Expeditions, Coastal Conservation League, Charleston Audubon and Natural History Society, Compost Rangers, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, Charleston Waterkeeper, DLNR Hawaii, DOFW Hawaii, Freehouse Organic Brewing, Grassroots Wine, Healthy Human, Kure Atoll Conservancy, Robert Lunz Group, Sierra Club, South Carolina Aquarium, SC Native Plant Society, Surfrider Foundation, The Center for Birds of Prey, Timothy Banks, and Verde. 

Photo: Virginie Ternisien/Laysan Albatross
Photo: Andy Hollis/Brown Pelicans

From Holaniku to Crab Bank

October 23, 2018 - Charleston, SC

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