|Biology on the high seas|In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
Expeditions; Marine organisms; Microbes; Plankton; Research; Viruses; Marine
How Eric Karsenti's quest to understand the cell launched a trip around the world. The project, called Tara Oceans, set sail from Lorient, France, in September 2009 for a 115,000-kilometre voyage to collect plankton — microscopic marine organisms — at 154 distinct sites around the world. Findings from the expedition are now starting to be published, and the bulk of the data will soon be made publicly available.