Global Ocean Study Reveals Unexpected Plankton Populations
September 26, 2012
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A research mission across the world's oceans has revealed double the number of types of plankton existing in the sea as previously thought. The Tara schooner has been docked in London for ten days following its momentous two-and-a-half-year voyage 70,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic, Pacific, Antarctic and Indian Oceans to chart the impact of climate change. Jim Drury went aboard.
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