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ECOLOGICAL RESILIENCY

Fall and rise of the phytoplankton

Tiny phytoplankton are the base of ocean production and thus critical to carbon storage, carbon fluxes and living marine resources. Now, research suggests that the vertical migration of these organisms provides a previously under-recognized resiliency to climate warming.

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Fig. 1: Cartoon depiction of various modes of phytoplankton motility.

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Dunne, J.P. Fall and rise of the phytoplankton. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 708–709 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01439-w

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