UW News

February 20, 2002

Oceans to Stars Lecture Series: Molecular explorations reveal secrets of ocean life

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The quest to predict toxic-algae outbreaks, estimate how much of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide is being absorbed by the oceans and gain other insights into the lives of phytoplankton — microscopic plants that generate about half the oxygen we breathe — are subjects of a free, public lecture, “Molecular Explorations of the Oceans: New Ways to Study Marine Ecosystems,” by University of Washington oceanographer Virginia Armbrust, 7 p.m., Feb. 27, in UW’s Kane Hall 210. The lecture is part of the “Oceans to Stars Lecture Series” sponsored by the UW’s College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences and the School of Oceanography.

More information is available from http://www.cofs.washington.edu/oceanlecture.html or by calling (206) 543-6605.