Ancient plankton hint at climate to come

Plankton fossils from the Pliocene, an era with CO2 levels similar to those today, may help scientist predict what's in store for our climate in the future.

U. Arizona | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change fossils plankton temperature

Hydrothermal vents fuel ‘blooms’ in surprising places

"Iron from hydrothermal vents can well up, travel across hundreds of miles of open ocean, and allow phytoplankton to thrive in some very unexpected places."

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford | June 12, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hydrothermal-vent iron oceans phytoplankton

Mapping global phytoplankton yields a surprise

Researchers have charted the distribution of phytoplankton in the world's oceans for the first time.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | May 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment maps oceans phytoplankton

Oceans have a bunch of ways to lock away carbon

As a runaway climate scenario looms, scientists are hurrying to fully understand Earth's largest carbon sink: its oceans.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | April 22, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment carbon-dioxide climate-change oceans plankton

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 | Jan. 22, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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

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