How 'Marine Snow' Keeps Ocean Life Healthy
As a professor at a major university, it is always fascinating to learn along with our students. This week in a oral comprehensive examination of one of our graduate students, the term “marine snow” was mentioned by my colleague Dr. Patricia Yager, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia. Wait, what, marine snow? I was not familiar with the term so like any curious scholar I explored it some more. Here is what I learned.