Ocean bacteria brought up from the sea floor into the air can help create clouds!
Microbe of the episode
Microbe of the episode: Streptomyces thermodiastaticus
In this study, an unusual combination of a phytoplankton bloom and strong winds and currents, all in the right places, led to a large number of ice-nucleating bacteria being fed and then brought up from the sea floor and launched into the air, possibly affecting weather patterns in the Arctic.
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