Lucy Marcus’ SUPER documentary

Photo of filmmaker and blogger Lucy Marcus.Step on board, pull up the gangway, and join us on an adventure as we cross the North Pacific Ocean in search of marine debris! In this 12-minute documentary, marine biologist and filmmaker Lucy Marcus guides you through an exciting encounter with plastic and marine microbes.

Why microbes?! Marine microbes form the base of the ocean food web and are critical to the cycling of elements such as oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen. To investigate how plastic debris is affecting this important component of the marine ecosystem, C-MORE scientists embarked on the Survey of Underwater Plastic and Ecosystem Response (SUPER) in August 2008. Ready to learn more? Put on your sea legs and sail with us as we explore how products of human society are affecting natural processes far from land.



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