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There’s More In The Ocean Than Meets The Eye!

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Discovered in 1977 during a research expedition in the Arabian Sea, Synechococcus (and later Prochlorococcus in the Sargasso Sea) are two species of cyanobacteria that collectively, are the most abundant organisms on earth (Waterbury, 2005).  These photosynthetic picoplankton grow no larger than 2 micrometers, yet despite their seemingly insignificant stature, play an essential role in […]