The map shows the mean production for the year 2008 across the Laurentian Great Lakes region. Lake production values are scaled from low (blue) to high (red). Image Description: A satellite image of the Great Lakes with different colors across the lakes to show lake production values. Credit: Karl Bosse/MTRI […]

January 5, 2021 In spring and summer, conditions are often just right for populations of the plant-like organisms explode into enormous blooms. The Goldilocks zone typically refers to the habitable area around a star where conditions are right for the existence of liquid water and possibly life. But on Earth, […]

Green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea as seen from space via the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Credit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO Phytoplankton play a crucial role in ocean biology and climate. Understanding the natural processes that influence phytoplankton primary production, […]