Tropical Atlantic Expedition

What’s so funny about COMICS anyway?

You might think that COMICS is a strange name for a science programme (we should always take science seriously, right?) but it stands for something very important to us and our planet: Controls over Ocean Mesopelagic Interior Carbon Storage.  The ocean stores large amounts of the carbon dioxide that humans put into the atmosphere, helping to regulate Earth’s climate.  The ocean storage of carbon is helped along by the microscopic plants and animals that live in the ocean – this is known as the biological carbon pump.  Phytoplankton, tiny plants that live in the surface of t