Phytoplankton Palooza – CANCELED
What lives in the waters of North Inlet (besides dolphins, turtles, and fish)? Explore the tiny universe of phytoplankton that is the base of several aquatic food webs, providing food for a wide range of sea creatures including shrimp, snails, and jellyfish. Join researchers at the Reserve to tow a plankton net then observe your catch under the microscope at the lab. Learn how to tell dinoflagellates from diatoms and hear how citizen scientists are helping researchers to identify harmful algal blooms through the National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network.