CMORE

CMORE

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Researchers at the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education, or C-MORE, are working to understand how marine microbes interact with marine debris.

Though we can't see them, microbes dominate our planet, especially the oceans.

In addition to extensive laboratory experimentation, C-MORE also stages cruises to examine marine microbes in their environment. One example was the SUPER cruise, which was the first effort to study the microbiology associated with the plastic particles in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.