To expand upon this topic even further, SSEA is honored to have Dr. Joel Baker, Science Director at Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma, give a lecture on October 19th at LOTT’s WET Science Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.
According to Dr. Baker, microscopic fragments are floating in the ocean and washing up on shores, but the exact consequences for marine organisms are still unknown. Do microplastics pose harm to organisms when ingested? What happens when microplastics enter the food chain?
All these questions are being posed in Dr. Baker’s work with the UW Puget Sound Institute. Come find out how they are approaching these questions and more in his upcoming lecture. Plus, the results of samples collected during our cruise will be announced at this lecture. Come find out how our local waters measure up.
October 19th, 7-9pm
Location: LOTT’s WET Science Center
Lecture Title: “Plastics in the Ocean: Curiosity or Concern?”
Presented by Dr. Joel Baker, Director of UW Puget Sound Institute
For more information about upcoming SSEA lectures, please click here or call Leihla Scharlau at 888-0565.