Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry blog

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Expeditions of Discovery find the secrets of the shelf seas

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry and the recent pelagic cruise (DY018) were featured in an article 'The secrets of the shelf seas – one of Earth’s most important ecosystems' by The Observer newspaper. 

The sea off our coasts teems with microscopic life that breaks down the carbon dioxide we pump into the air. Now a series of expeditions aims to find out more.

Colony of salps floating under the RRS Discovery during DY018. Underwater photography courtesy of Claire Ostle (University of East Anglia).