Tiny microscopic copepod belonging to genus Euchirella
A tiny microscopic copepod belonging to the genus Euchirella. Researchers found that particles transported to the deep ocean by currents and zooplankton contribute 30 to 40% of the carbon sequestered there.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OCE 2224726.]
Learn more in the Florida State University news story FSU researchers analyze carbon sequestration in California current ecosystem. (Date of image: 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 19, 2024)
Credit: Michael Stukel/Florida State University
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