Audio slideshow: Sea drifters

Colourful close up images of plankton, the tiny creatures that hold the key to survival in the world's oceans, are going on show at London Zoo - as part of The Royal Society's 350th anniversary celebrations.

They are to feature in a book being compiled by the man who captured them - Royal Society Research Fellow, Dr Richard Kirby from the University of Plymouth. Here, he explains why plankton should not be ignored.

The photographs will be displayed at London Zoo from 16 February 2010 until the end of the year.

Microscope images courtesy Richard Kirby. Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 5 February 2010.


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