This website is dedicated to sharing oceanic plankton images acquired using light or scanning electron microscopy during various oceanographic research cruises. This site is hosted by the contributing researchers host institution, the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO, UMR CNRS 7294).

Contributing scientists

Karine Leblanc, researcher at MIO, CNRS
Véronique Cornet, ingeneer at MIO, CNRS
Justine Legras, ingeneer at MIO, CNRS
Augustin Lafond, phD at MIO, CNRS

Copyright and use of content

Most images on the website remain the copyright of the original authors. You are welcome to re-use the content for non-commercial purposes but we do expect you to include attribution. A typical attribution might be “image from plankton.mio.osupytheas website (http://plankton.mio.osupytheas.fr)”. There is no need to ask for permission to use content from the site in student reports, teaching materials, or research talks, so long as there is an attribution. We would, however, expect to be asked before content was used in published articles, in videos, on websites, or in commercial reports, i.e. images on this website are not public domain and may not be used in publications without our permission.  Request more info here.

Taxonomical identification

We have tried to identify species to the best of our abilities. If you spot misidentification or would like to propose unidentified species names, don’t hesitate to contact us, your inputs are welcomed ! The pictures galleries for each cruise are not to be considered as an exhaustive species list.