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January 19, 2024

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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