Linking Pump and Web
[18-May-18] This illustration links the ocean biological pump and pelagic food web. Field campaigns such as EXPORTS will utilize ships, satellites and autonomous vehicles to sample many parts of this system. The gradient between the light and dark blue waters represents the boundary between the euphotic zone (where most primary production occurs) and the twilight zone (where sinking occurs).
Credit: Adapted from Siegel et al., 2016. Download this image (PNG, 624 KB).