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Algea

Close-ups: Coccolithoporids

Coccolithophorids are algae that produce lime and that are considered vital for storage of CO2 in the sea.

Sunscreen from fjord bacteria

A microorganism living in a fjord in Norway will provide you with better protection against skin cancer and malignant melanomas.

An animal to feed your Eco-car

The marine animal tunicate can be used both as biofuel and fish food.

Trapping carbon with iron

Iron fertilising of the oceans can make plankton draw more carbon dioxide down to the seabed for long-term storage.

A bright future – with algae

Algae shells are perfectly constructed to exploit sunlight. These materials may provide efficient and cheap solar cells.