The Scientist Is In: The World According to Pteropods

Part of The Scientist Is In

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A shell-less snail (pteropod) glides through water. Clione limacina, a pteropod known as the Sea Butterfly, swims in the shallow waters beneath Arctic ice.
Courtesy of NOAA Photo Library/Wikimedia Commons
What do pteropods do all day?

Geologist Rosie Oakes will introduce us to the world of pteropods–tiny ocean creatures that migrate more than 650 feet (200 meters) every day from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Find out about the function of these fascinating critters within the larger ocean ecosystem, as well as their daily struggles as they fight predators, currents, and pollution in order to survive, in this family-friendly presentation.

Watch a recording of the livestream below.

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