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FSUCML Lecture Series -FREE
August 16, 2018
Meiofauna Matters – The What, Why and How Of Tiny Marine Creatures That Live Everywhere On Our Ocean Floor By Dr. Jeroen Ingels, PhD, Resident Faculty, FSU Coastal & Marine Lab, Florida State University
Thursday, August 16, 2018
From 7pm to 8pm Free & Open to the Public. Refreshments available before talk
FSUCML Auditorium 3618 US-98, St. Teresa, FL 32358
Meiofauna, microscopic organisms, are everywhere. You might not see them, but they are there, in extraordinary numbers. These small organisms live in between the sediment grains from the beach all the way down to the deepest ocean floors and are ecologically important. Despite recent advances in meiofauna research, there are many aspects of their biology and ecology that we do not know. Join us for an introduction into the world of meiofauna: what are they? What do they do in our oceans? Do we know how many species there are? How can we use them to address important questions?