The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 24th October was Professor Nick Graham from Lancaster University. In 1998 he was awarded a Graham Lowe Scholarship from the club, to facilitate a three month project in the Philippines to study coral reef ecology.
Following on from that he was selected as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar which allowed him continues his studies in Australia and work towards his PhD. He subsequently returned back to the area and is currently a Research Fellow for the Royal Society, working at Lancaster University.
He gave a fascinating presentation on coral reef bleaching and its effect on the environment and wildlife.so explained how they are endeavouring to increase the numbers by a number of initiatives which include incorporating swift boxes and swift bricks on restored and new build house.