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(Layered Organization in the Coastal Ocean)

About the LOCO experiment

The LOCO experiment will be looking at a recently-discovered biological phenomenon—dense populations of microscopic algae and other organisms that form distinct layers beneath the ocean surface. Such biological layers may be less than a meter thick, but can extend horizontally for dozens of kilometers. The LOCO experiment will study how these layers form, how they can be detected, how the organisms within these layers interact, and how the layers affect the transport of light and sound through the ocean waters.

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Last updated: Feb. 06, 2009