Ocean Plastic, Plankton and Lizards

BNSS members have attended two Zoom lectures in the last two weeks on marine subjects and one of our members has submitted a film on lizards.

On 19th May, Mary Thornton gave us a lecture on “Microplastics in Oceans” about the all girl crews researching ocean plastic pollution. This elicited a lively discussion after the lecture which was sadly cut short by deteriorating sound quality. However, you can follow up more about the topic here:

Emily Penn’s TED talk “The body burden of our plastic problem”

On 12th May, Grenham Ireland gave a lecture on “Plankton Stories” describing the many forms of zooplankton and the ways they try to stop being someone else’s lunch. You can follow up with a short video of a ciliated worm larva swimming

Worm larva

and also the super pictures at the Micropolitan Museum

Lizard – Paul Gobier’s video of a wall lizard at Portman ravine

Lizard movie