Marine Institute – our research

Marine research at University of Plymouth can be summarised into eight broad themes, with key research areas listed:

Caribbean lobster fisheries sustained by ‘dark carbon’

Scientists have discovered that one of the most important fisheries in the American region is being sustained by an unusual food source – ‘dark carbon’.

Dark carbon is produced by chemosynthesis, which is the biological creation of organic matter using chemical energy from the environment.

Learn more about the study