Site: Northeast U.S. Shelf

Co-authors Rob Olson and Heidi Sosik have worked on development of the FlowCytobot series of automated submersible plankton sensors at WHOI since the late 1990s
Credit: Tom Kleindinst

Thanks to automated imaging approaches developed by NES LTER researchers, unprecedented insight has been gained into variations in microzooplankton biomass and diversity across a broad range of space and time scales. In addition, studies in Narragansett Bay documented strong microzooplankton grazing pressure on phytoplankton throughout the year, irrespective of season.