Tagged: plankton

Classifying plankton: more fun than you might think - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 16, 2013

One of my favourite things to do with this blog these days is to catalogue/chronicle awesome citizen science initiatives. And there’s a new one! And it’s lots of fun! In Plankton Portal, you get to help identify plankton from images taken . I’ve just started playing, and so far it’s actually trickier than it looks, but one gets added benefit … Read More

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

Antarctic Voyage: The Continuous Plankton Recorder - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 07, 2013

Dr Helen Bostock, marine geologist at NIWA, writes: Date: 6/2/2013 Position: 52.244066˚S, 164.093142˚E Weather: Cloudy and getting cooler Sea state: 1-2 m swell – not too rough Yesterday, while many of us were in our beds trying to get over sea sickness, Mark Fenwick (the token biologist) and several of the crew deployed the … Read More

TOSP Episode 22: February 27th 2012 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Feb 28, 2012

Hello, and welcome to a very watery TOSP :) [Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] This week, Elf and aimee talk of things watery – watery planets, flying squid and plankton blooms – as well as new FTL neutrino info (what may have gone wrong), genius computer software, bioscience’s contribution to [...] … Read More