The Ocean

This new technology could change how we study ocean life

Plankton help to convert carbon into organic compounds. Image: Unsplash

Bob Jordan

Writer, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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Stanford researchers Manu Prakash and Deepak Krishnamurthy use a rotating microscope that they developed to observe for the first time a single-cell diatom, a type of plankton, as it changes its density to move through water. (Image credit: Hongquan Li)
Stanford researchers use a rotating microscope that they developed to observe for the first time a type of plankton. Image: Hongquan Li
Stanford researchers Adam Larson, Delphine Mion, Deepak Krishnamurthy, Hongquan Li and Manu Prakash stand next to the rotating microscope they developed to study ocean-bound microorganisms.
Stanford researchers stand next to the rotating microscope they developed to study ocean-bound microorganisms. Image: Laurel Kroo, PrakashLab
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