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Easy way to track phytoplankton

It’s now much easier to pinpoint biological hot spots in the world’s oceans where some inhabitants are smaller than, well, a pinpoint.

Researchers have built a device that can count and classify microscopic algae called phytoplankton that range in size from one to hundreds of microns—the smallest being 1/100th the size of a human hair.

But as tiny as they may be, communities of the phytoplankton south of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, are big players when it comes to carbon, taking up 50 percent of the carbon dioxide going from the atmosphere into the oceans there.

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