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Chief Scientist Mike Behrenfeld Explains the Importance of Plankton


NAAMES Chief Scientist Mike Behrenfeld explains the importance of plankton for life on Earth.
Credit: NASA/Michael Starobin. Download this image (JPG, 145 KB).
[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 R/V Atlantis. Here, NAAMES chief scientist Mike Behrenfeld (Oregon State University) explains the importance of phytoplankton blooms to sustaining marine fisheries and our climate.