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Scientists gather 'tremendous' new data on tiny ocean creatures

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Tiny Marine Microbes Dazzle in Microscopic Photo Exhibit

Scientists from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the New England Aquarium will present the collection of images, called "Tiny Giants: Marine microbes revealed on a grand scale," at District Hall in Boston on Jan.

from Live Science

Tiny Marine Microbes Dazzle in Microscopic Photo Exhibit

Phytoplankton form the base of the marine food chain. They cover the surface of the ocean, but are invisible to the naked eye. (Credit: Peter Countway, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)

from the Guardian

In pictures: The week in wildlife

Marine Diatom, the jewels of the ocean, are phytoplankton which together form the foundation of the marine food chain and produce half the world's oxygen. They are declining precipitously.

Tiny bubbles ... These pink bubbles are live planktonic foraminifera taken from the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic Ocean. Each set of bubbles is a single-celled creature that has built itself a protective, multichambered house called a test.


First global atlas of marine plankton reveals remarkable underwater world

A group of international researchers has compiled the first atlas of marine plankton, a giant step toward the creation of a comprehensive inventory of marine biota as well as enabling researchers to gain a better understanding of marine biodiversity.