In situ imaging reveals the biomass of giant protists in the global ocean

@article{Biard2016InSI,
  title={In situ imaging reveals the biomass of giant protists in the global ocean},
  author={Tristan Biard and Lars Stemmann and Marc Picheral and Nicolas Mayot and Pieter Vandromme and Helena Hauss and Gabriel Gorsky and Lionel Guidi and Rainer Kiko and Fabrice Not},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={532},
  pages={504-507}
}
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