Climate variations may impact the base of the food web along the California coast
Marine Ecology

Climate variations may impact the base of the food web along the California coast

A fluorescence microscopy image of phytoplankton including chain-forming diatoms and many large dinoflagellates. The different colors indicate different components of the cells including the cell’s cytoplasm (green), nuclear material (blue) and chlorophyll pigments (red). The phytoplankton are magnified 1,000 times their actual size. Credit: Alexis Pasulka In a recent study published in Marine Ecology Progress…

Bizarre Discovery Reveals Chlamydia-Like Bacteria Beneath the Arctic Seafloor
Marine Ecology

Bizarre Discovery Reveals Chlamydia-Like Bacteria Beneath the Arctic Seafloor

Chlamydia-related bacteria were found several feet beneath Loki’s Castle (pictured), a series of hydrothermal vents in the Arctic Ocean. Image: CGBA plethora of previously unknown bacterial strains related to chlamydia have been found in the unlikeliest of places: sediment under the Arctic seafloor. The discovery is posing new questions about this diverse and durable group…