Plankton Are More Valuable Than We Thought
Researchers published results from the world's largest study of plankton ever carried out. The scope of the project is as impressive as the results.By Matt Patston | May 22, 2015
Thanks to a certain underwater cartoon, plankton don't have the best reputation.
But a 3.5-year worldwide study of the microscopic ocean organisms shows just how valuable the little critters are.
The project, carried out by an international research team, traveled about 87,000 miles around the globe. The crew weathered storms and even got locked in Arctic ice for 10 days.