Hidden in the Deep: Deep Sea Microplastics Event with Ocean Wise
In this virtual session, the Ocean Exploration Trust joined Ocean Wise live from their 2022 expedition aboard the Nautilus. Featuring Science Manager Taylorann Smith, the team discuss deep sea discoveries, life on the Nautilus, and microplastics in the deep ocean.
Ocean Wise’s virtual educational programming is part of the Waves of Change program made possible with funding from the Government of Canada.
Johnston Atoll, one of the most isolated atolls in the world, is located in the central Pacific Ocean, between the Hawaiian Islands, the Line Islands, and the nation of Kiribati. Around this atoll, the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monument (PRIMNM) was expanded in 2014 to protect the full 200 nautical mile perimeter of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) encompassing many unexplored seafloor features.