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Plankton observations, microscopic creatures with global influence: how we use small ocean life to monitor the health of seas the life they support

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Magnified images of Plankton

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.

Tuna watching – bluefin are back in UK waters in numbers for the 5th successive year

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Cefas scientists have teamed up with the University of Exeter to map the distribution and movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna in UK waters.  The sightings are coming in thick and fast as the tagging season gets underway. The Atlantic bluefin …