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NOAA Webinar: What’s in that Mouthful of Seawater: Introducing the Ocean’s Microscopic World

May 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Vera Trainer, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Sponsored by: NOAA

With Vera Trainer, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA The ocean’s microscopic single-celled organisms produce over half the world’s oxygen. These phytoplankton provide clean air, draw down carbon dioxide responsible for climate change, and are a major source of food for marine creatures. However, some phytoplankton can produce chemicals that are poisonous to humans, marine mammals, and birds. These harmful algal blooms are responsible for shutting down shellfish harvest and causing fish kills around the world. This talk will provide an introduction to the beauty and danger of the microscopic marine world. The webinar will last about 45-60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward. (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)

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May 11, 2020
11:00 am