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Antarctic Voyage: The biological pump – the importance of microscopic phytoplankton - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 27, 2013

Writtenby  Helen Bostock (Marine Geologist, NIWA) and Elizabeth Shadwick (ACE CRC) Date: 26/2/2013 Location: 65.111248°S, 146.056312°E Weather: Sunny, less than 20 knots Simplified Antarctic food web. [Courtney Derriman]Sea state: 1-3 m swell Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that live at the surface of the ocean. There are billions of them in ocean surface waters, which are then grazed … Read More