Wildlife July 6th 2012 6thJuly 2012
As promised, here is a little description of the wildlife we’ve encountered in the past few weeks, and we’ll start from the bottom up.
First and foremost, there are the algae and the virus. I know some of you might think “What? That’s wildlife??” but yes, to me it is. These organisms are just as amazing as any other, and the more we learn about them the ... read more
On the 15th of June 2012 we will embark on a 30 day research cruise from the Azores Islands to Iceland, searching for the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, and the virus that infects it. We will be on board the R/V Knorr (http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8157), a "floating lab", sampling and running experiments to investigate the trophic level interactions in the oceans, and how the chemical communication between the various microbes in the water body can shape the entire environment.
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