Dinoflagellates, “…so insignificant, yet so significant…”

The great marine poet Thomas Dylan has a special place in his heart for even the tiniest sea creatures – dinoflagellates. Which is why we were thrilled to work with him in celebrating theseĀ under appreciatedĀ sea creatures in our first live musical event: Dinoflagella. Microscopic and coming in all different weird shapes, Dinoflagellates serve as food for most of the ocean’s animal life. But when they get together in large numbers they do things you can actually see…some of which are toxic. Here is a piece done for the Encyclopedia of Life that excerpts some of the show and features Dylan’s poetry.

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