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Mia Cerfonteyn

Biologist. Background in subpolar ecology and marine microbes.

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How a cat person from South Africa finds herself studying oversized seabirds in the sub-Antarctic

Mia Cerfonteyn is a South African biologist who researched seabirds in the sub-Antarctic and Antarctica. She loves the interconnected nature of science and has studied botany, zoology and even forensic science. These interests and her love for the ocean led to her current field: marine microbiology. She now lives in Reykjavík, Iceland where she researches …

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How a cat person from South Africa finds herself studying oversized seabirds in the sub-Antarctic

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A variety of zooplanktons

What Is Phytoplankton?

A tale of tiny green creatures

Have you ever smelled the ocean? A lot what you smell actually comes from lots and lots of tiny plants floating around in the water. These plants are called phytoplankton. The ‘phyto’ part of the word refers to plant and ‘plankton’ means drifter.     Just beneath the ocean’s mirrored surface, there is another universe as …

What Is Phytoplankton?

A tale of tiny green creatures

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