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How do scientists research copepods?

During the Catlin Arctic Survey, Dr Ceri Lewis was interested in how copepods, a type of plankton, might be affected by ocean acidification, a change in ocean chemistry caused by increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But getting the copepods for her experiment was quite a laborious task, especially at temperature down to minus 40 degrees. This gallery shows the technique for collecting copepod samples in the Arctic.

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Science | Ages 14-16

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This Frozen Oceans unit outlines the research carried out by the Catlin Arctic Surveys and can be used in teaching the carbon cycle, ocean acidification and its impact on the Arctic ecosystem.