Welcome to the home of mixoplankton research! Mixoplankton are single-celled organisms that can photosynthesize, as do plants, and also hunt prey, as do animals.
Mixoplankton are ubiquitous and important organisms in our seas and oceans. Yet, the existence of these enigmatic organisms has for decades passed largely unnoticed by mainstream research.
Over the last decade, works that I have conducted with my colleagues across the globe have led to an appreciation of the importance of these organisms. The term “mixoplankton” was coined in 2019 to better reflect their unique status and prominence as members of the single largest ecosystem on Earth.
In this UN Ocean Decade, I am delighted to bring to you various insights and findings about mixoplankton and their role on life in our Ocean.
I hope you enjoy discovering the magic of mixoplankton.