Yesterday the 7th grade class skyped with a Scientist from the Gulf of Mexico, Ms. Samantha Silvestri. Samantha is a marine scientist specializing in reef zooplankton.
The students first spent some time learning about her and her research, asking great questions. Perhaps more importantly, however, they learned about how marine debris (such as plastics and oil), have made their way into ocean organisms and have caused biomagnification of pollutants in our food.
To end on a positive note, Samantha discussed positives people are doing to help the human impact on the ocean.