ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Plankton research. Plankton specialist Alain Coute sorting specimens found in a mangrove swamp. He is using a suction pipette and a binocular light microscope. This research is part of an expedition organised by Mission Auracea, a multi-disciplinary group that categorises organisms in poorly-studied parts of the world. The aim is to find new cosmetics or pharmaceutical drugs. Photographed in Mozambique.
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