Plankton Blooms

Patterns Group Exhibition
Cactus Gallery
LA, CA.
February 10 – March 3, 2018

Coccolitophores Bloom
Lasercut wood panel, acrylic paint
18″X18″
2018

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere also ends up in the ocean. As the ocean absorbs CO₂, the pH drops and the water becomes more acidic.

One of the life forms affected by ocean acidification is a type of phytoplankton called coccolithophores. These are one of the most abundant single-celled algae in the ocean. They are found in the upper sunlit layers of the sea and play a vital ecological role. Coccolithophores produce a large proportion of the planet’s oxygen, sequester huge quantities of carbon and provide the primary food source for many of the ocean’s animals.

Plankton Blooms
Lasercut wood panel, acrylic paint
18″X18″
2018

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