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Seventh Generation Supper: Big Questions About Little Organisms

Join Transition Fidalgo & Friends for a community supper on Tuesday, September 26, at 5:45 pm at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Our presentation this evening is Asking Big Questions about Little Organisms: the role of plankton in climate change, ocean acidification and marine food webs, with Dr. Jude Apple.

Most people know very little about marine plankton, despite the fact they are some of the most diverse communities on the planet, play a substantial and important role in cycling global CO2 concentrations, and form the basis for ocean food webs. This talk will take you down to the level of marine plankton, where we will explore some of the unique characteristics of these communities, investigate their role in carbon cycling and ocean acidification, and look at their importance in the particularly productive coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest.    

Dr. Jude Apple is an oceanographer, estuarine ecologist, and Research Coordinator for the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. His research interests include ocean acidification, plankton communities, eelgrass, and response of coastal ecosystems to a changing climate – and how to use this information to achieve sustainable management of our valuable coastal resources.  He lives in Anacortes with his wife and four kids.

Open to all and welcome; no reservations necessary. Suggested supper donation $5/adult; $3/10 and under.  Please bring your own place settings, or simply join us for the free presentation around 7:00. Seventh Generation Suppers include a sharing time and programs to help build local resilience and reduce carbon dependency. For more information, visit

05:45 PM


Anacortes Senior Activity Center