I just learned that the ocean robots I work with are taller than me. Since being insecure about size seems to be a thing now, I…View More Am I a Robot or am I a Plankter?
Sally, one of my lab mates, takes amazing videos of protists under the microscope (she posts these on her Instagram, pondlife_pondlife – go check it…View More Go home Dinoflagellate, you’re drunk
In the fossil history of sharks, a unique evolutionary experiment happened much earlier than anyone thought. The largest fishes in the oceans feed on some…View More Before Giant Plankton-Feeding Sharks, there were Giant Plankton-Feeding Sharks.
For many ocean invertebrates, the first stage of life occurs as tiny larvae in the plankton. The toughness of the planktonic larval life has caused…View More Female Crabs Only Eat Their Own Young When They’re Hungry
There’s a sizable red tide event unfolding in Australia right now, where thick slicks of red planktonic algae are washing up on Sydney’s iconic beaches, including the…View More What’s green and gold and red all over?
The Planktos Incident continues. Just when I thought it had died. Russ George, former head of the defunct Planktos, has decided to, despite the scientific…View More Here We Go Again With Dumping Iron Into the Ocean
h/t Bruce Carlson and TEDView More TGIF – My secret life as plankton
A nice little paper in Nature Geoscience that helps reconcile iron budgets for the word’s oceans. The hot, mineral rich water that spews from hydrothermal…View More Fool’s Gold from Hydrothermal Vents to Plankton
Two recent papers in Nature GeoScience demonstrate the real effects of ocean acidification. For those not in know, there is an ongoing decrease in the…View More Ocean Acidification, Not Good For Living
BERLIN (AFP) — Indian and German scientists have said that a controversial experiment has “dampened hopes” that dumping hundreds of tonnes of dissolved iron in…View More Iron Fertilization Will Not Help Global Warming