I will be visiting Tara Oceans in January 2013. Tara Oceans is parked on the Seine.
Tara Oceans recently completed a two and a half year voyage to take the temperature of today's oceans, testing planktonic systems worldwide to see how climate change is affecting them. Plankton is the building block of the ocean's food chain, provides 40% of the world's oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide. These microscopic organisms float throughout the world's oceans.
There is an exhibit on view on the ship in which my radiolarian will be featured. Radiolarians have siliceous skeletons and are protists or single-celled organisms and are often found in warm waters.