This is the “I’m actually writing this on Friday because on Sunday I’ll be lounging in the hot springs of Big Sur” edition of Sunday Links. Happy weekend!
- British Natural History Museum researchers Martine Couapel and Jeremy Young are cruising the Atlantic Ocean north to south in search of coccolithophores, the tiny phytoplankton whose shells make chalk. Coccolithophores are thought to be especially sensitive to changes in ocean acidity (a side effect of climate change), so Couapel and Young are trying to figure out where they are and what they’re doing before any REALLY drastic climatic changes occur.
- Oceana reviews the new Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall. They give it a coelacanth yay, a conservation nay.
- Nikon’s Best Microscopic Images of the Year are gorgeous. My favorite is the mitomycin alien landscape.