Last week, we wrote a teaser on what would happen in the sea during the eclipse. But now the results are in and YES! CALAMITY…View More What actually happened in the sea during the solar eclipse!
Biomixing, where the ocean is mixed by swimming animals, has long been a hot topic in oceanography. Some people think all that biological flapping and stroking…View More Are swimming zooplankton driving ocean currents? Sort of.
One of the many reasons that I find plankton to be so delightful is the sheer joy of seeing something so beautiful and alien pop out of…View More The Plankton Pundit
In the sixth grade, we had weekly assignments that were supposed to be a mixture of arts and crafts and scholarly study. Two of my good…View More The Biological Pump: A short film in construction paper
A couple weeks ago this photo was going viral with the headline “A Single Drop of Seawater, Magnified 25 Times”: This was one of this…View More The sea is full of life, but not quite that full
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch made news this week, based on statements from Oregon State University professor Dr. Angelique White. As you may know, this…View More Does the Great Pacific Garbage Patch exist?
In September, I sighted His Noodly Appendage in Baltimore. Now he has given us a sign in the zooplankton! Below is a photo taken by…View More Spawn of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
A new study released today shows the first evidence of Deepwater Horizon oil entering planktonic food webs in the Gulf of Mexico (is anyone surprised? …View More Oil hydrocarbons ingested by GOM plankton communities
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