With the Sound full of amazing creatures like orca whales, harbor seals and giant Pacific octopuses, why should we care about little old plankton? Because, says Dr. Ginger Armbrust, the health of plankton in the ocean ultimately determines the health of the planet. “Phytoplankton are responsible for generating about half the oxygen on Earth,” she says, “So every other breath you take, thank a phytoplankton!”
Dr. Armbrust, Director for the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington and principal investigator of the Armbrust Lab, will share highlights from her research on phytoplankton during the second of our Sound Conversations events at 7pm on April 11. Watch the video clip below, then join us to learn about the critical role these organisms play in our global carbon cycle, and ultimately, in our global climate. Tickets are $10 per person; click here for more details and to register.