While this isn’t news directly from the Center for Limnology, it is WAY cool and postdoc, Cayelan Carey’s, recent talk on (and love for) all things phytoplankton inspired us.
Marine scientist/science writer, Cassandra Brooks, is currently on an expedition in Antarctica’s Ross Sea, chasing phytoplankton blooms (literally) around the end of the earth. Funded by the National Science Foundation and aboard the stalwart icebreaker, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, Brooks compiled this time-lapse video of two months at sea. Enjoy.
For more on the expedition, Brooks is blogging about the experience for National Geographic. Maybe yours truly will try re-creating the experience aboard our vessel, the Limnos, during cyanobacteria season on Lake Mendota!