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Chief Scientist Mike Behrenfeld Explains the Importance of Plankton


Chief Scientist Mike Behrenfeld Explains the Importance of Plankton
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[11-May-16] On May 10, a group of 20 bloggers and social media users from around the country travelled to the sea-side village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts - home of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) - to hear about the multi-faceted North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) from many of the people involved in its science and to tour the research vessel Atlantis. Here, NAAMES chief scientist Mike Behrenfeld (Oregon State University) explains the importance of phytoplankton blooms to sustaining marine fisheries and our climate.