Latest Zooplankton Stories
Migration of Sea Monkeys, otherwise known as brine shrimp, may affect global ocean circulation patterns, according to a new study by Caltech researchers.
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A new study explores cycles of jellyfish behavior and how they relate to deep climactic conditions.
An international group of scientists has created a global atlas of oceanic plankton -- from bacteria to krill -- by recording times, places and concentrations of plankton occurrences.
To study the effects of ocean acidification, ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden.
Scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography have made the first observation of a predator avoidance behavior by a species of phytoplankton, a microscopic marine plant.
Scientists studying the annual growth of tiny plants in the North Atlantic Ocean have discovered that this year’s growth spurt began before the sun was able to offer the light needed to fuel the yearly phenomenon.
Acting through links between four trophic levels and across two ecosystems, purple loosestrife altered life in nearby ponds
A new study has found that each step of the marine food chain is clearly controlled by the trophic level below it – and the driving factor influencing that relationship is not the abundance of prey, but how that prey is distributed.
Oil remnants from the Maconda-1 oil field have been discovered in animals in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Zooplankton samples collected from the Gulf of Mexico have shown positive evidence of exposure to oil that may have directly originated from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Bennett's feather star is a suspension feeder that grows to be about 1 foot with 31-120 arms extending upward from the body. The star catches the food, usually phytoplankton and zooplankton, with tubed feet located on the outside of the arms. Yellow, Brown, Green and Purple are the most common colors for the Bennett's feather star. The star will remain attached to the seabed by a stalk until it reaches maturity and then becomes free-living by breaking off from the stalk. The Bennett's...
Image Caption: Black Sea Cucumber, Holothuria forskali. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The black sea cucumber (Holothuria forskali), also known as the cotton-spinner, is a species that can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the waters around the Azores and the Canary Islands. It prefers to reside in shallow waters at depths of up to 164 feet and can be found on rocky, vertical surfaces. In 1969, Rowe classified it within...
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