Satellite image of South Georgia, with its retreating glaciers spewing plumes of glacial flour into the ocean. Image courtesy of Andrew Fleming, British Antarctic Survey.
Scientists have discovered that Antarctic krill – a tiny shrimp-like crustacean – plays a key role in fertilising the Southern Ocean with iron, which stimulates the growth of phytoplankton, the microscopic plants at the base of the marine food web.
PML's Professor Nicola Beaumont has become one of four new members of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Science Committee .
Scientists have described how diatoms (a type of eukaryotic algae) can sense phosphorus, demonstrating a new role for calcium ion signalling in eukaryotes for the first time.
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