Plankton Profile: Pennate Diatom II

Name of microbe: Pennate Diatom Where sample was found: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site, April 18, 2017, surface water Project: BATS Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role does the microbe play in the ecosystem: Diatoms are a major group of algae....

Plankton Profile: Chaetoceros II

Name of microbe: Chaetoceros Where sample was found: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site, April 18, 2017, surface water Project: BATS Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role does the microbe play in the ecosystem: Chaetoceros is an abundant centric...

Plankton Profile: Thecosome Pteropods

Name of plankton: Thecosome pteropods Where sample was found: Hydrostation S, Giovannoni Cruise, September 8, 2016, 0-200m Project: BIOS-SCOPE artistic collaboration Photo credit: Samantha Newton What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Thecosome pteropods...

Plankton Profile: Arietellus

Name of plankton: Arietellus spp. Where sample was found: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site, daytime, 450-600m Project: BIOS-SCOPE zooplankton diel distribution and biodiversity Photo credit: Leocadio Blanco Bercial, BIOS What role do these organisms play...

Plankton Profile: Xiphias

Name of plankton: Pleuromamma xiphias Where sample was found: Giovannoni Cruise, September 8, 2016, 0-200m Project: BIOS-SCOPE zooplankton excreta experiments Photo credit: Amy Maas, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Pleuromamma xiphias is a...

Plankton Profile: Photosynthetic Nanoflagellate II

Name of plankton: Photosynthetic nanoflagellate, Pyramimonas spp. Where sample was found: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site Project: Microbial Observatory Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: A flagellate...

Plankton Profile: Oceanic Bacterioplankton IV

Name of plankton: Oceanic bacterioplankton Where sample was found: Hydrostation S, 200m Project: BIOS-SCOPE Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Seawater was taken from 200m on the September BIOS-SCOPE cruise. This...

Plankton Profile: Oceanic Bacterioplankton III

Name of plankton: Oceanic bacterioplankton Where sample was found: Hydrostation S, 300m Project: BIOS-SCOPE Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Oceanic Bacterioplankton often attach to particles known as marine snow....

Plankton Profile: SAR11

Name of plankton: SAR11 Where sample was found: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site, 80m Project: Microbial Observatory Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: SAR11 are heterotrophic bacteria that dominate the...

Plankton Profile: Ceratium

Name of plankton: Ceratium Where sample was found: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) site Project: Microbial Observatory Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: The genus Ceratium includes marine dinoflagellates....

Plankton Profile: Oceanic bacterioplankton II

Name of plankton: Oceanic bacterioplankton Where sample was found: Hydrostatic S, 800m depth Project: BIOS-SCOPE Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Oceanic Bacterioplankton often attach to particles known as marine...

Plankton Profile: Oil Bacteria

Name of plankton: Oceanic bacterioplankton Where sample was found: Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site, oil amendment experiment Project: Microbial Observatory Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Some...