ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Plankton research. Researchers travelling in a canoe and using a net to collect samples of plankton from a coastal mangrove swamp. At right is plankton specialist Alain Coute of the French Natural History Museum; at left is Daniel Jouvance, the founder of a cosmetics company. This research is part of an expedition organised by Mission Auracea, a multi-disciplinary group that catalogues organisms in poorly-studied parts of the world. The aim is to find new cosmetics or pharmaceutical drugs. Photographed in Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique.
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