Why Scientists Should Do It in the Dark

Via Hakai Magazine

"Around the world, zooplankton migrate up and down in the water column throughout the day in the planet’s largest synchronized movement of biomass. During the day, they sink into the dark to avoid predators, then surface during the night to feed on phytoplankton and bits of detritus. Zooplankton underpin marine food webs, which means inaccurate population estimates could affect Arctic ecosystem models."

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