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NASA study shows oceanic phytoplankton declines in Northern Hemisphere

[USA] The world’s oceans have seen significant declines in certain types of microscopic plant-life at the base of the marine food chain, according to a new NASA study. Continue reading NASA study shows oceanic phytoplankton declines in Northern Hemisphere

Potential of disk-shaped coccolith structures to promote efficient bioenergy production

[Japan] Researchers at Hiroshima University and the University of Tsukuba showed that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and enhancing the light that enters the cell by light scattering. Continue reading Potential of disk-shaped coccolith structures to promote efficient bioenergy production

Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today’s microscopic ocean organisms

A study of ancient marine algae, led by the University of Southampton, has found that climate change affected their growth and skeleton structure, which has potential significance for today’s equivalent microscopic organisms that play an important role in the world’s oceans. Continue reading Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today’s microscopic ocean organisms