Warmer waters bring earlier plankton blooms

Long-term study reveals predation dynamics, raises questions about carbon fates

researcher scuba diving

GO WITH THE FLOW Data collected by the FlowCytobot, an instrument that can identify and count cells (shown being secured underwater by a researcher), reveal that a kind of phytoplankton grows faster in warmer water, regardless of nutrients or other factors.

Sean Whelan/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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