Plankton ID

Arrange images of plankton and engage in research in a game-like manner

Citizens are invited to classify and arrange more than 50,000 pictures of sea organisms from the group of the Rhizaria in the Citizen Science Project "Plankton-ID".


Rhizaria are unicellular organisms belonging to the animal plankton, the zooplankton and are a precious nutritional source for fish and other larger organisms. In addition, when they die and sink, they transport carbon from the sea surface into the deep sea and thereby play an important role within the cycle of materials of the Earth. The aim of the project is to determine the frequency and the distribution of the unicellular organisms in certain areas of the ocean. Follow the link to reach the website