Called “Tiny Giants: Marine microbes revealed on a grand scale,” the photographic art exhibit illuminates the intricate details of microscopic creatures that are vital to the oxygen we breathe, the food chain essential from fish to whales to humans, and that mitigate the damaging effects of climate change. These photos represent the technological and scientific achievement needed to capture microscopic marine microbes that are invisible to the naked eye. Scientists at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine took the photographs at three different scales, using three different types of microscopes.
Viewing the exhibit is possible during library and museum regular hours and offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the invisible – and the beauty and wonder of these diminutive creatures — that play such an important role in keeping the planet balanced.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Colby Libraries, the Colby Center for Arts and Humanities, the Colby Museum of Art, Colby Environmental Studies Program, and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.