Sampling the marine plankton
Gill Malin (UEA)
Oceans support a rich diversity of life, with most of the biomass invisible to the naked eye. The single-celled plankton in the sunlit levels of the oceans play vital roles in the global biogeochemical cycles that enable life on Earth. Biological oceanographers and biogeochemists from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia on the Norwich Research Park lead/take part in national and international research projects on research vessels all over the world. This image shows a frame with a rosette of seawater sampling bottles and various sensors deployed in the Atlantic Ocean.