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Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.

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Ocean Microbes Alter Skies?

By Amanda B. Keener | July 21, 2015

Satellite data suggest aerosols from bacteria and phytoplankton seed dense, highly reflective clouds.

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Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball

By Jef Akst | April 28, 2015

Phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean could amplify warming near the North Pole.

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Complexities of Carbon Lowering

By Joe Turner | December 2, 2014

Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.

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Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2014

A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.

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Genome Digest

By Chris Palmer | June 24, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Science on Ice

By Cristina Luiggi | January 2, 2013

Meet the research team that uncovered an algal bloom churning in freezing Arctic waters.

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Arctic Bloomers

By Cristina Luiggi | January 1, 2013

Scientists studying the Arctic Ocean aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker discover one of the largest phytoplankton blooms ever recorded—beneath sea ice.

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