Potter's fascination with animals and plants began long before her literary career.
You may know that red tides have something to do with the ocean turning red near beaches, but you probably don't know what this means or why it's important.
Scientists have been finding swarms of jellyfish, called blooms, all over the world.
In some species, up to half the sugar produced by the captive chloroplasts is passed to the sea slug.
Many ocean-going life forms draw calcium from the water around them, and use it to secrete a hard exoskeleton, seashells for example.
Researchers are working on ways to use algae to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels to power cars, trucks, and even airplanes. How?
Does having Mermaid hair, which means laying down in a pool and letting your hair float, have benefits for cancer patients? Listen to learn more.
A coral reef could be said to be both animal and plant.
Photosynthesis is the biochemical process in which energy from sunlight is converted by plants, algae, and some bacteria into sugars, which are used by the organism as food. That is, these organisms convert the energy of the sun into a different form of energy. However, there is a least one exception: a little bacterium deep under the Pacific Ocean which manages photosynthesis without sunlight. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Learn about the danger sedimentation poses for today's marine life, on this Moment of Science.