Plankton Profile: MegaVirus

Name of plankton: Oceanic virioplankton Where sample was found: Chesapeake Bay, surface water Project: Microbial Observatory Photo credit: Rachel Parsons, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Oceanic virioplankton encompass enormous genetic...

Plankton Profile: Chaetoceros

Name of plankton: Chaetoceros Where sample was found: Harrington Sound, Bermuda Project: Scallop Project Photo credit: Andrew Cogswell, BIOS What role do these organisms play in the ecosystem: Chaetoceros is an abundant centric diatom found in the marine environment....

Plankton Profile: Pennate Diatom

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....