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Big Reasons To Love Tiny Forams

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 — 11:00 am Hawaii • 2:00 pm Pacific • 5:00 pm Eastern

Tiny creatures can play an oversized role in ocean functions! Join expedition scientists Dr. Joan Bernhard, Chris Powers, and artist Terry Conrad as they discuss why foraminifera — forams for short — are important in understanding the health and chemical makeup of the ocean. Learn about plans to collect these tiny organisms with ROV Hercules, what we can learn from forams, why we’re searching for them across the Santa Barbara Basin, and what fascinating art was inspired by capturing these organisms.