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Plankton Poster


Plankton Poster
[10-May-17] Kirsten Carlson is a scientific illustrator who studied marine science and communication. As the Schmidt Ocean Institute Artist-at-Sea during the Sea to Space Particle Investigation, she and researchers used the latest technologies to study Pacific Ocean plankton between Honolulu and Portland. This poster displays field sketches of nanoplankton and microplankton that were sampled on the cruise, with identification and the time stamp that they were observed. The illustrations were observed from imaging captured by the Imaging FlowCytobot, which processed 5 mL of sea surface water every 22 minutes. Credit: Kirsten Carlson, Scientific Illustrator and Artist-at-Sea.