plankton
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
Image of the Day: Glowing Tide
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 10, 2018
Each year, bioluminescent microorganisms create striking displays on the beaches of San Diego.
Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean
Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean
Catherine Offord | Apr 18, 2018
Crowds of zooplankton swimming upward generate large downward jets of water, a study finds.
Giant Plankton May Help Move Plastic Pollution to Sea Floor
Giant Plankton May Help Move Plastic Pollution to Sea Floor
Bob Grant | Aug 16, 2017
Researchers show that pinkie-size marine organisms can ingest and poop out microplastics, potentially transporting them to the depths.
Nine Decades of Environmental Change Resurrected From Swedish Seas
Nine Decades of Environmental Change Resurrected From Swedish Seas
Claire Asher | Jul 17, 2017
Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.
Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors
Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors
The Scientist Staff | Jan 9, 2017
When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as Daphnia pulex can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 2, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Meal Plans
Meal Plans
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.
La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril
La Bohème: A Portrait of Our Oceans in Peril
Graciela Flores | Mar 15, 2013
The sculptures of Mara G. Haseltine's new exhibition tell a tale of beautiful oceans ravaged by pollution.
Love Song for an Ailing Planet
Love Song for an Ailing Planet
Graciela Flores | Mar 15, 2013
Artist Mara G. Haseltine unveils her latest exhibition of science-inspired sculpture, a melancholy ode to marine plankton set to the music of Puccini.