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Little Known Local Catch

Little Known Local Catch

January 3, 2014

Summer Student Fellow Anna Nisi collected zooplankton off the WHOI dock in 2013 to identify and isolate the ones that feed on Synechococcus, a common ocean bacteria. Although it is a primary source of food for many microscopic organisms, little is known about which plankton graze on Synechococcus. Nisi worked in the lab of WHOI biologist Heidi Sosik, where she used a technique called epifluorescence microscopy to identify Synechococcus in the gut of grazers that had eaten it. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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