The world’s oceans are filled with plankton – tiny drifting beings that move aimlessly just beneath the water's surface.
Go with the flow
Through photosynthesis, these animals suck in carbon dioxide and turn out as much as one fifth of the world’s atmospheric oxygen. Without them, life as we know it would not exist. Yet prior to 1986, the most prolific of these animals, Cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus, hadn’t even been discovered.
Until recently, Cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus inhabited a narrow band of warm ocean currents within the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea. But rising ocean temperatures have caused its population to explode and with it fuel a hope that this tiny creature could regulate the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and balance the increase in greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Swimming against the tide
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