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Plankton – Drifting Through Life

May 7 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

Free

Plankton – Drifting Through Life

When I was in school, I remember learning about plankton as near-microscopic organisms with strange but beautiful shells that lived near the surface of the ocean and were eaten by whales and other sea creatures. It was only later that I learned that they were all that and far more.

Plankton are not just microscopic organisms floating around the ocean waiting to be eaten. For one, they range in size from viruses to jellyfish. Plankton live in the ocean, but there are also freshwater plankton, and plankton that float through the air. Some plankton can photosynthesize and others have to eat to live. They can also be immensely beneficial or be deadly.

While plants live their lives where they grow, and animals are able to move horizontally, the one thing that all plankton have in common is being at the mercy of the currents in their environment. They drift through life. The other thing that can be said about plankton is that they are an indispensable part of several cycles that permit life to continue on Earth.

Join us at The Science Circle as we explore together the exciting world of plankton and the vital role they play in our lives. 

Presentation by Dr. Phil Youngblood

 

Dr. Phil Youngblood
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Date:
May 7
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Science%20Circle/72/129/30

Venue

Auditorium

Organiser

Chantal Jager

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