It's not windy

The schooner Tara in West African waters

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The schooner Tara.

© Claire Bargeles

By: Chantal Lorho Follow

Direction Cape Town in South Africa to board the schooner Tara.

Its scientific crew is preparing to travel up the West African coast to Senegal for 5 months to study the marine microbiome.

Objective: to understand how this invisible world works, an essential cog in the great climate machine, and to measure the impact of plastic pollution on marine micro-organisms.

Report by Claire Bargeles.


Guest: Christophe Doré,

author of " 

The promise of magicians.

They are fighting for the planet, we can help them

 ” at Belin.


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