Showcases and Rooms

Science Tunnel, "La Raza" station of MCTS

The great exhibition of the Festival of the Oceans in the Science Tunnel, at the "La Raza" station of the Metro Collective Transport System (MCTS), a space intended for the dissemination of science for tens of thousands of people who make use of this transportation.

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We are surrounded by plastics. It's found in the single-use packaging we throw away, in the goods that fill our stores, and even in the clothes we wear. In the first decade of this century we have created more plastic than all that was made in history up to the year 2000. And every year, billions of kilograms of this material end up in our oceans.

They are those that are outside their natural distribution, can easily reproduce elsewhere, in addition to interacting with native species, and harming them because they are capable of competing with native organisms, altering the habitat, reducing biodiversity and causing species extinction.

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(Phocoena sinus)

It is the only 100% Mexican marine mammal and lives in the upper Gulf of Baja California. It is the smallest porpoise in the world and measures approximately 1.5 m. It is a charismatic creature that is characterized by having a dark coloration around the eyes and mouth.

Fishing is one of the main sources of nutrients and proteins in the diet of many people. In the world, more than 3 billion people obtain at least 20% of their daily intake of animal protein from fish.

A phenomenon that encompasses a set of transformations in the Earth's atmosphere, directly related to the increase in temperature on it. Although the planet has experienced different physical and chemical alterations in its atmosphere naturally over time, changes caused by human activities have been observed.

Have you ever wondered why the ocean should matter to all of us? Apart from being one of our favorite places, the sea provides us with multiple benefits. The truth is that, whether we live near the coast or not, the oceans influence our lives much more than we think.

The plastic artist, Alan Vázquez, presents a couple of sculptures with recycled materials inspired by representative species of two ecosystems in Mexico, such as the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean (State of Quintana Roo) and the Xochimilco Aquifer in CDMX.

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