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Plastic waste in bad taste: a dive under the sea for an up close look at ocean plastics

by Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

September 22
11:30 am - 12:30 pm + Add to Calendar 2022-09-22 11:30:00 2022-09-22 12:30:00 America/Vancouver Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Bamfield, British Columbia false

This year for Science Literacy Week the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre will be diving into the ways that mathematics can help to inform and mediate the problems associated with plastic pollution in our oceans. We will be exploring the ocean floor in search of pollution using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and streaming live from Barkley Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island BC. We will be looking at the ways plastic influences our marine organisms and ecosystems and the ways you can take action to improve your environmental impact. We will also get the opportunity to talk to Lori-Jon Waugh from the University of British Columbia about her research on microplastics. Tune in on September 22nd to see what we can discover under the west coast waves.


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All ages


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