Tiny Giants exhibit in Portland in March

02-23-2015

Tiny Giants: Marine microbes revealed on a grand scale will be on display at the Lewis Gallery in the Portland Public Library March 6-31.

The invisible world of marine microbes will be revealed through this photographic art exhibit that unveils the intricate details of microscopic creatures that are vital to our very existence.They produce half of the oxygen we breathe, are the basis of food for the entire marine food web from fish to whales, and are helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The exquisite, intricate beauty of marine microbes is shown in photographs taken by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences scientists at three scales. Don't miss this unprecedented opportunity to see the beauty of these invisible contributors in the global ocean. Event details: Marine microbes photographic art exhibit Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, Maine Friday March 6 - Tuesday March 31 Gallery is open Weekdays 10 am - 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm. Note: the Gallery is closed on Sundays. Free and open to the public

For questions or more information, please call Darlene Crist at 207 315-2567, ext 103 or dtcrist@bigelow.org.