12.08.2020 Webinar Agata Skomar, Monika Wiśniewska
I'm a biologist and marine biologist. Currently I work at the Gdynia Aquarium as a marine educator. The Earth is our home and we have to take care of her. My mission is to ensure that the future generations can live and admire the beauty of life on Earth.
I`m a marine biologist. I started my adventure as a marine educator during my PhD studies and I continue it to this day at the Gdynia Aquarium. I love nature, so it is important for me to educate about our role in maintaining a balance between aquatic and terrestrial environments.
By many of us, the Baltic Sea is treated as a lifeless underwater desert, while in fact, the bottom zone is rich in flora and fauna. We will focus on zoobenthos, which includes organisms that dwell on the seabed regardless of whether they bury in sediments, walk on the bottom or simply just lie/sit on it. We will meet members of a few groups living in the Baltic - oligochaetes, polychaetes, molluscs and crustaceans. It is true however, that, due to periodic or permanent oxygen deficits, lifeless areas occur on the Baltic seabed. Oxygen depletion is mainly caused by eutrophication. Another significant environmental problems involve remnants after World War II that pollute the sea water. Will the pollution deprive the Baltic Sea of life? You will receive the answer during a webinar with educators from the Gdynia Aquarium.