IAI researcher Vivian Lutz (CRN 3094 Assessment of marine ecosystem services at the Latin-American Antares time-series network) initiated an awareness campaign about the benefits of phytoplankton. She and Hugo Benavides, a colleague from her institution –INIDEP, National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development installed a poster at the beach during the austral summer holiday season.
“¿Do you know what this is?” a picture surprises tourists and locals who access the beach at Playa Grande, Mar del Plata, Argentina, close to the wooden walkway in front of the Biology building. “Although you cannot see it, it lives in the water where you swim. It is beneficial for life in the sea and the entire planet”. That is the message on the poster.
Click on the picture to see the complete article (in Spanish). For more information on phytoplankton (also in Spanish) ás información sobre fitoplancton click here