Products from the Sea

Ocean Products

You might know that some of the products you use every day contain ingredients that come from the ocean. From calcifying microorganisms to algae, marine ecology plays a role right in our homes. Carrageenen, for example, is a thickening agent that is extracted from red algae. Products that often contain ocean-borne ingredients are sunscreen, makeup, and toothpaste. Close-up views were seen through a Foldscope and photographed with an iPhone! #foldscope

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