Climate change has degraded productivity of shelf sea food webs

University of Plymouth A shortage of summer nutrients as a result of our changing climate has contributed to a 50% decline in important North East Atlantic plankton over the past…

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as much carbon as scientists thought

Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The ocean plays a major role in the global carbon…

Ice Nucleating Particles Carried From Below a Phytoplankton Bloom to the Arctic Atmosphere

Paper at Geophysical Research Letters. J. M. Creamean J. N. Cross R. Pickart L. McRaven P. Lin A. Pacini R. Hanlon D. G. Schmale J. Ceniceros T. Aydell N. Colombi…

The phytoplankton decline, is there anything to it?

By Andy May We have been told that the phytoplankton population is declining rapidly around the world and, of course, the cause is climate change. Phytoplankton is the base of…

Bye bye Plastics Scare: Krill can Digest Plastic

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists have discovered Antarctic Krill can digest or at least break up lumps of plastic into even smaller lumps – but when the krill were…

"Phytoplankton rapidly disappearing from the Indian Ocean" or not.

  Guest post by David Middleton, feature image borrowed from iHerb. A rapid loss of phytoplankton threatens to turn the western Indian Ocean into an “ecological desert,” a new study…