Much like Earth’s biosphere contains a thin layer of life on the planet, the “plastisphere” exists as the the tiny film of life located on the surface of floating plastic debris. Plastic pollution and marine debris are familiar terms in today’s society, but what that plastic is doing to the marine ecosystem is still relatively unknown. Part “myth busting”, Dr. Erik Zettler first presents us with the concept that plastics come in many forms and each plastics’ characteristics are what cause it to sink or float. He then opens up a new area of research observing the microbial communities that are beginning to inhabit this floating plastic debris. Using detailed imaging, audiences can see that there is an abundance of life on the plastisphere!