Microbes in the News

Diatoms form line in ocean hundreds of kilometers long

Article synopsis:
A massive number of single-celled diatoms of the species Rhizosolenia have congregated at the point of convergence of two Pacific Ocean currents, creating a colorful line of life that is visible from space.

Article citation:
"Microorganisms create a line in the ocean," Science News, Oct. 22, 1994, p. 263.