Boss and Karp-Boss interviewed for Hakai Magazine about phytoplankton survey

Emmanuel Boss and Lee Karp-Boss, professors at the School of Marine Sciences, were interviewed for Hakai Magazine about their role collecting data about ocean microbes on the Tara expedition. From 2009–13, the Tara traversed the globe as scientists aboard sampled the ocean’s microbes and studied how fast those microbes sank. Boss and Karp-Boss have both served as research coordinators for Tara projects. “The uniqueness of Tara, first, is the scale at which the studies were done,” Karp-Boss said. The data showed that viruses were the best predictors in this statistical model for carbon flux. Canada’s National Observer shared the Hakai Magazine article.