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Plankton’s endurance to prior global warming events is revealed by the discovery of “ghost” fossils.

An multinational team of experts from the Natural History Museum, UCL (University College London), the University of Florence, and the Swedish Museum of Natural History discovered a unique sort of fossilisation that had previously gone unnoticed.

The ‘ghost’ fossils are imprints of coccolithophores, which are single-celled plankton. Their discovery is altering our understanding of how climate change affects plankton in the oceans.