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…

UCI oceanographers predict increase in phytoplankton by 2100

Machine learning Earth system model projects higher numbers in low-latitude regions University of California – Irvine Irvine, Calif. – A neural network-driven Earth system model has led University of California,…

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…

Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway?

News Release 26-Jun-2019 Is a great iron fertilization experiment already underway? University of South Florida (USF Innovation) ST. PETERSBURG, FL – It’s no secret that massive dust storms in the…

Scientists: Please Fund Us (or the microbes get it!)

From the Famous National Lampoon Cover department: Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn From the University of New South Wales (home of the Ship…

How deep-ocean vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms

More “settled science” of the carbon cycle~ctm Stanford study shows how hydrothermal vents fuel massive phytoplankton blooms — and possible hotspots for carbon storage Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy &…

Mapping the global distribution of phytoplankton

ETH Zurich IMAGE: Phytoplankton boasts an amazing variety of forms and species. Credit: Meike Vogt und Jorge Martinez-Rey / ETH Zurich With some 10,000 to 20,000 different species in the…

Warmer ocean phytoplankton feedback

No specifics here, juts a lot of predictive maybes. Small organisms could dramatically impact world’s climate EAST LANSING, Mich. — Warmer oceans in the future could significantly alter populations of…

Researchers publish results of iron ocean fertilization experiment

From the Alfred Wegener Institute and the what took you so long department comes this interesting result. Carbon sequestration via algal blooms that sink to the sea floor after expiring…

Unexplored Possible Climate Balancing Mechanism

Effect of CO2 levels on phytoplankton. Story submitted by Don Healy This article opens up a whole new vista into the relationship between CO2 levels, oceanic plant growth and the…