IMGP0248.jpgOcean Commotion is October 22nd

Ocean Commotion is an outreach event hosted by The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program that gives students the chance to learn about and touch the products of the sea and coast—the aquatic animals, plants, and minerals—upon which Louisiana's citizens are so dependent. The event will be October 22, 2013 at the LSU Pete Maravich Center.

This year our Lab's exhibit will inform students of the importance, diversity, and ways to study plankton communities. They will be able to observe live phytoplankton through a Flowcam, and preserved zooplankton on a microscope and computer screens. They will view real 3-D video footage of creatures living at the bottom of the ocean. In addition, they will see a life-size model and video of the longest bony fish in the world – the Oarfish. Stop by our exhibit, put on the 3-D glasses, and enjoy the experience learning about plankton: the gumbo of the seas.