[PAST EVENT] CBNERR Discovery Lab - Poop in the Ocean

February 16, 2021
6pm - 7:30pm
Online via Zoom
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP

Believe it or not, poop plays an important role in the ocean! The ocean acts as a carbon sink, absorbing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and poop is part of that process. Without poop from ocean animals, there would be up to 50% more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, potentially causing greater climate change effects on our planet. Kristen Sharpe, a VIMS graduate student, will discuss her research on zooplankton poop and its role in helping the planet. 

Discovery labs are free, family-friendly programs that include activities and a short presentation. Registration is required to attend the live event.


VIMS Advancement, programs@vims.edu, 804-684-7061