Plankton Networks Driving Carbon Export in the Oligotrophic Ocean

Tara Oceans vessel

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This new study establishes the important role of plankton networks in removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it deep in the ocean. And it opens up opportunities for caring for the ocean in ways that encourage it to absorb more carbon.

The latest in a series of studies, appears in the current issue of the journal Nature and includes work by Matthew Sullivan, an assistant professor of microbiology at The Ohio State University, and Jennifer Brum and Simon Roux, postdoctoral researchers in Sullivan’s lab.

See summary article in OSU News.