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Using satellites, I study the colour of oceans to protect marine life

Interview of Marina Levy, Oceanographer, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

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Season 1, episode 3
4 min / Published

Phytoplankton are important for the climate and for ocean life. They are fascinating microscopic organisms, invisible to the naked eye, but visible from Space. A reduction in the quantities of phytoplankton would lead to a reduction in the ocean’s resources and its capacity to capture carbon dioxide, one of the causes of the greenhouse effect.

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