Friday, January 12, 2007

Cold-loving algae discovered in Arctic

A new life form of tiny, cold-loving micro-organisms involved in photosynthesis have been discovered in the Arctic Ocean, according to an international team of scientists, including a Canadian researcher.

The tiny plant organism, called a picobiliphyte, is distinct from anything else in the ocean, according to Université Laval biologist and professor Connie Lovejoy.

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