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The Wonderful World of Plankton: The Tiny Animals of the Sea

July 13, 2020

Colleen Harpold and Alison Deary, NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA

Come learn about the exciting world of plankton! Everything from baby fishes, crab and octopus to animals like copepods and krill that spend their entire lives floating in the ocean. Narrated by two marine scientists with different career tracks, explore the tiny animals that live in our ocean and how they are collected from the seas of Alaska. The webinar will last about 45-60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward. (Grades 6-8, but all ages will enjoy)

Resources to access at home:

» NOAA Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (EcoFOCI) Website. Find out more about the research and data that is collected.
» Plankton Portal. This website gives you an opportunity to do some citizen science and ID plankton!