One of our scientists, Dr. Assaf Vardi, is off on a month-long cruise. He is on the Knorr, a research vessel operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, with a team from the Weizmann Institute and another four research teams on a route that will take them from the Azores to Iceland. On the way, they will be sampling the plankton; among other things they want to understand how the molecular processes that take place in these single-celled organisms affect everything from the ocean’s food chain to the oxygen in the atmosphere. Rose Eveleth is posting from the ship daily on the Scientific American Expeditions blog.
We will try to link to any posts on Vardi and his team.
We last wrote about Vardi’s research in 2011.