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Branch AGM and Talk: Seagrass Blindness: Why it matters more than we think

  We'd like to invite MNS members to attend a talk on "Seagrass Blindness: Why it matters more than we think" by Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, PhD  from the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya.  The MNS Selangor Branch AGM will follow the talk. There will be an Election of Branch Committee Members for the term 2019 – 2021. A PERSONAL NOTE FROM JILLIAN: "Marine conservation in Malaysia is coral reef-centric and seagrass-blind. Our reefs command the attention they deserve in terms of funding and media attention, but it is time to extend the spotlight to sea grasslands - an equally splendid ecosystem that provides critically important environmental services to us but remains largely hidden from the public eye. In this talk, I will walk you through the splendour in our sea grasslands in the form of the cryptic and iconic creatures that live and feed there. I will introduce you to the work that our team does in researching how seagra