News from Centre for Ocean Life

13 MAR

Fat copepods sequester carbon

New publication estimates that a significant amount of carbon (13 to 35 GtC) is sequestered in the deep oceans by seasonally migrating copepods. 

14 FEB

Fast food: efficient prey handling in suspension feeding copepods

Copepods are among the most common multicellular organisms on earth and feed on a wide variety of prey. When capturing food, they have to briefly handle it before they...

Trait-based Approaches to Ocean Life - 6th International Workshop: Copenhagen, 15-17 August 2023
12 JAN

Trait-based Approaches to Ocean Life - 6th International Workshop: Copenhagen...

Ecosystems are complex machineries, and our ability to predict how multiple drivers and environmental forcing structure communities are limited. One way to represent...

25 OCT

Using Ultrasound to Tether Microorganisms

Swimming microorganisms move as they please, and it requires patience to observe their appendage motions, swimming kinematics, and the resulting flows. In a new paper...

26 SEP

Grazer-induced aggregation in diatoms

Diatoms are one of the most diverse groups of phytoplankton in the ocean. One reason for this high diversity is the evolution of multiple defence mechanisms and subsequent...

07 SEP

The feeding behavior of Apocyclops royi

Ambush-feeding copepods passively wait for its prey and capture them by a fast surprise attack. The copepods sense the hydromechanical signals generated by their motile...

14 JUL

Hairy flagellates have a clever way to overcome limitations of life at small scales

Flagellates live in a small-scale environment where viscosity impedes contact with their bacterial prey. Most flagellates use the active waving motion of a flexible flagellum...

22 JUN

Evolution of toxicity as a public good in phytoplankton

Many species of phytoplankton release toxins that combat competitors and predators. It has long puzzled researchers how such ‘public good’ toxicity has evolved, because...

05 MAY

Exploring the relation between the size spectrum of plankton communities and carbon...

In the oceans, a nearly constant biomass of organisms is found in equal log- intervals of body-size. This large-scale regularity is referred to as the size spectrum...


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22 MARCH 2023