In a short film that shows the dangers of marine pollution, tiny zooplankton can be seen ingesting plastic microbeads.
The three-year-long global Tara expedition has created the world's most complete catalogue of planktonic organisms, including thousands of new species.
Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there.
Researchers find that seeding ocean with iron to feed plankton and sequester carbon has flaws, while debate continues over land use affects carbon emissions from ethanol.
Is fertilizing the ocean with iron to grow plankton a viable way to fight global warming? Climos, and its backers, want to find out.
Shortly after rival Planktos folds, ocean fertilization start-up Climos is set to announce $4 million in series A venture funding.
Start-up Climos, which wants to experiment with large plankton blooms to mitigate climate change, gets $3.5 million from Braemar Energy Ventures.
Can stimulating plankton growth slow climate change? A crew from a company called Planktos is setting sail to find out. Image: Plankton bloom