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Space Laser Sees Zooplankton

December 3, 2019

NASA’s CALIPSO satellite witnesses Earth’s greatest animal migration. The world’s largest animal migration is carried out by some…
New Robot Can Sense Plankton Optically and Acoustically

January 4, 2019

Oceanographers and engineers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego collaborated to modify…
Jake Walsh (right), a researcher for the Center for Limnology, and undergraduate Carly Broshat use plankton nets to collect water samples from Lake Mendota in July 2012. Photo: Bryce Richter / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Forget ‘needle in a haystack.’ Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

December 5, 2018

When the tiny and invasive spiny water flea began appearing in University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers’ nets in 2009,…
Manta rays’ food-capturing mechanism may hold key to better filtration systems

September 28, 2018

Manta rays strain their tiny food from mouthfuls of seawater in a novel way that could hold the…
Swarms of tiny organisms mix nutrients in ocean waters

April 25, 2018

Swarms of tiny oceanic organisms known collectively as zooplankton may have an outsize influence on their environment. New…
Study Finds Manta Rays Are Local Commuters; Not Long-Distance Travelers

June 21, 2016

Oceanic manta rays–often thought to take epic migrations–might actually be homebodies, according to a new study. A Scripps…
Sweet spot found for foraging manta rays

May 5, 2016

A team of international scientists has unlocked the foraging secrets of manta rays at Lady Elliot Island, which…
Researchers show ocean response to Red Dawn

September 18, 2015

The ‘Red Dawn’ dust storm which enveloped Sydney in 2009 left more than just a huge clean-up bill…
Copepod migrations are important for the ocean’s uptake of CO2

September 9, 2015

Zooplankton no bigger than grains of rice play a much larger role in the transport and storage of…
Swimming Sea-Monkeys Reveal How Zooplankton May Help Drive Ocean Circulation

October 1, 2014

Brine shrimp, which are sold as pets known as Sea-Monkeys, are tiny—only about half an inch long each.…
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