globe team

How I imagine Peter's reaction after he got crystal globe:

Peter:*takes all the prizes, medals and globes*
Peter:*comes home*
Peter:*doesn’t really show any emotions*
Peter:*go to his room*
Peter:*grab pillow,put his face in it*
Peter:*starts screaming, because of all happiness,relaxations…*
Peter:*when he is done, he gets up and continue like nothing happened*


From 2009 to 2013, the research schooner Tara traversed the globe, carrying a multinational team of scientists. They surveyed the critical foundation of the marine food chain (a foundation we know dangerously little about): plankton, bacteria, protists, viruses and small animals. All in all, they found more 35,000 different kinds of organisms — many of them previously unknown to science. Read all about it!

Top photo: Tara in the Arctic Ocean (A.Deniaud/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 2: Plankton collected in the Pacific Ocean. (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 3: A male Sapphirina copepod collected in the Mediterranean sea. (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Sharif Mirshak/Parafilms/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 4: A tiny crustacean copepod, a spider crab larva, an amphipod, a baby squid, a Phronima amphipod, and an Atlantic pteropod mollusc. (Christian Sardet/CNRS/Tara Expéditions)

Photo 5: A small medusa (a relative of the jellyfish) collected in the Mediterranean sea. (bepoles/Tara Expéditions)

Map of the voyage, based on a graphic by bepoles/Tara Expéditions.