Noctiluca scintillans

Noctiluca scintillans ((Macartney) Kofoid & Swezy, 1921) è un dinoflagellato nudo, famoso per la sua bioluminescenza e per i suoi imponenti bloom che causano le cosiddette “red tides”.

Microbial loop

microbial loop

The microbial loop is a set of links that connect the pool of dissolved organic substance (DOM) to higher trophic levels through bacterial activity, parallel to the “classic” marine trophic network.