Plankton Adjusts to Changing Ocean Temperatures
Imagine trying to swim through a pool of honey. Because of their small size, this is what swimming in water is like for tiny marine plankton. So, it was often assumed they would be easy prey, especially in the dense viscosity of colder waters, but that is not necessarily so.
Texas Tech Univ. Associate Prof. Jian Sheng, along with biologists Brad Gemmell and Edward Buskey from the Univ. of Texas Marine Science Institute, have discovered new information that explains how these tiny organisms overcome this disadvantage.
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