Microscopic plankton form the base of the marine food webs. Yet they are often the “forgotten” element in marine ecosystems despite having the critical role of supporting all other life. Cefas’ plankton scientists maintain long-term observational records of marine plankton alongside developing new technologies to improve monitoring of this key collection of organisms.
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