Rearing A Plankton Menagerie By Shawn Carlson

Culture Your Own Live Phytoplankton

Shawn Carlson explains how to raise single-celled aquatic creatures-lots of them The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California houses some of the finest marine exhibits in the world. So when the staff recently offered me a personal, behind-the-scenes tour, I couldn't refuse. Tim Cooke and Ed Seidel made the visit absolutely fascinating, and I am indebted to them for their hospitality. Tim, an aquarist extraordinaire, even let me in on a few secrets for raising plankton. And he should know them the...