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Small but mighty – studying marine phytoplankton

Small but mighty – studying marine phytoplankton

I’m Diana Varela, I’m a biological oceanographer at the University of Victoria. And I study the ecology and physiology of marine phytoplankton. Marine phytoplankton are microscopic single-cell organisms that live in the top of the oceans, about 100 metres of the ocean surface. Marine phytoplankton are important because they are the foundation of marine ecosystems, …