Latest Phytoplankton Stories
The tiny phytoplankton Emiliania huxleyi, invisible to the naked eye, plays an outsized role in drawing carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it deep in the seas.
As climate change causes temperatures to rise, the number of herbivores will decrease, affecting the human food supply.
A new discovery reveals that the shrimp-like creature at the heart of the Antarctic food chain could play a key role in fertilising the Southern Ocean with iron â€“ stimulating the growth of phytoplankton (microscopic plant-like organisms).
Scientists embark this week from Alaska on the second and final campaign of a NASA field campaign to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems.
Cycle enables marine phytoplankton to use carbon and nitrogen from their environment.
The passage of icebergs through surface waters changes their physical and biological characteristics.
Ongoing climate-driven changes to the Arctic sea-ice could have a significant impact on the blooming of tiny planktonic plants with important implications for the Arctic ecosystem.
Phytoplankton peak arising up to 50 days early, with unknown impacts on marine food chain and carbon cycling.
Adding particles to liquids to make currents visible is a common practice in the study of fluid mechanics, one that was adopted and perfected by artist Paul Matisse in sculptures he calls Kalliroscopes.
Researchers studying the origin of Earthâ€™s first breathable atmosphere have zeroed in on the major role played by some very unassuming creatures: plankton.
Image Caption: Chilean Sea Urchin, Loxechinus albus. Credit: Dentren/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Chilean sea urchin (Loxechinus albus) is a species that can be found along the coastlines of Chile and Peru. It is typically found in shallow waters at or below the tide level, buried in sand or lying just on top of it. This species is often associated with Macrocystis pyrifera, a type of kelp. It is most often found in more open spaces. The Chilean sea urchin can reach an average width of...