Space laser sees Earth’s biggest animal migration

Zooplankton migration is "the greatest migration on Earth. It happens every day and it's amazing." A satellite view reveals the hordes of tiny creatures.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: migration lasers oceans satellites science-and-technology zooplankton

Toxic diet shields water fleas from parasites

Daphnia, called water fleas, gain protection from parasites from toxins in the cyanobacteria they eat. Are they self-medicating?

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 22, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: bacteria toxins parasites science-and-technology lakes zooplankton

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