Melissa Garren: The sea weâ€™ve hardly seen| 11mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2012 | Country: United States
An average teaspoon of ocean water contains five million bacteria and fifty million viruses â€“ and yet we are just starting to discover how these "invisible engineers" control our ocean's chemistry. At TEDxMonterey, Melissa Garren sheds light on marine microbes that provide half the oxygen we breathe, maintain underwater ecosystems, and demonstrate surprising hunting skills.
Melissa Garren is a molecular and marine biologist with a passion for unlocking the mysteries of our ocean's ecosystems and finding new avenues for conservation.