COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Two UMaine Researchers Team with UC Berkeley Professor to Study Effects of Turbulence on Cells' Sinking Rate, Trajectory, Distribution
Description: Researchers are teaming up to study the sinking rate and trajectories of phytoplankton in relation to particle shape and water turbulence. Phytoplankton provide the food supply at the base of the marine food web and help maintain the health of the atmosphere by absorbing and sequestering carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. The purpose of this study is to create a better understanding of how turbulence and particle shape affect the sinking velocity and paths of phytoplankton - specifically diatoms. [Source: University of Maine]
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Source: University of Maine
Publish Date: 11/5/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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