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The Coral Sweepstakes
04.11.2014

High-speed films of coral reveal how tiny hairs are used for housekeeping

Satellite image showing a patch of bright waters associated with a bloom of phytoplankton in the Barents Sea off Norway. Image courtesy of Norman Kuring, Ocean Color Group at Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
21.10.2014

Understanding how viruses attack giant algal blooms may help us understand their role in fixing global carbon
 

Diatom cells expressing ROS-sensitive proteins in the nucleus (green) and chlorophyll (red)
09.04.2014

Ocean plankton turn a toxic byproduct into a sophisticated stress indicator

Invisible Coral Flows, the winning photography entry
18.03.2014

An image tracing the unseen flow generated by small hairs on corals wins for beauty as well as science
 

Iron pyrite crystal (Thinkstock photos)
28.08.2012

As sulfur moves through the environment, it helps regulate oxygen in the atmosphere

Seagoing research team (l-r) Uri Sheyn, Dr. Miguel Frada, Shlomit Sharoni, Daniella Schatz, Dr. Assaf Vardi and Dr. Yoav Lehan
06.08.2012

Dr. Assaf Vardi and his Weizmann team joined a month-long research cruise to study the life cycle of a tiny microorganism

Iron pyrite. Photo: Thinkstock
23.07.2012

The sulfur-based chemistry of iron pyrite may play a major role in atmospheric oxygen concentrations
 

algal bloom from space
06.04.2017

How do algal blooms spread in areas where nutrients are scarce? 

How does rock weathering affect the ocean's acidity?
14.03.2017

A model of ion flux in the oceans shows carbon dioxide driving ocean acidity

green rust in the lab
26.01.2017

A Weizmann lab recreates a primary mechanism by which today's ore deposits originally formed

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