Biological oceanography: plastic plankton prosper

Phytoplankton support most marine food webs, but little is known about their intraspecific diversity. Research shows the strains that are most responsive to changes in CO2 concentration may outcompete less flexible types in an acidifying ocean.

Hutchins D. A., 2013. Biological oceanography: plastic plankton prosper. Nature Climate Change 3: 183-184. Article (subscription required).


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