Consulate General of France/Chelsea Piers
Why this is important we learned-is that the aforementioned plankton are responsible for generating 80% of the planet's oxygen---waaaayyyy more than for instance the Amazon jungle. And given global warning which let's face it-it's over 75 degrees in NYC in mid-March...is occurring-how earth's marine life helps us to sustain our quality of life is vitally important.
Luckily, the presentation was in English---and even the scientists in attendance for the occasion -as the boat was docked on the Hudson River for a few nights...were able to answer very intelligent questions succinctly.
We loved actually meeting the great French designer Agnès Troublé - who is AGNÈS B- a lifestyle brand which started with one Parisian shop-back in 1975....and is today, known for its chic and international appeal among items including apparel, cosmetics watches, jewelry, sunglasses and accessories.
Devoted to the Tara Expeditions organization---she dubbed the ship TARA---as one of her favorite films is Gone With The Wind- and the plantation "still standing" is a symbol of hope as well as a home.
It was a true pleasure for us later on to meet several members of the Tara Expeditions team-including scientists from France and Barcelona.
For More INFO: www.taraexpeditions.org