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Posts tagged phytoplankton

September 11, 2014

 

Phytoplankton and zooplankton from a drop of sea water viewed under a microscope

Climate Change and Ocean Life

Climate change isn't just about rising tides overtaking land; climate change may destroy vast oceanic ecosystems.

June 26, 2014

 

Microscope image of a phytoplankton

Phytoplankton, The Ocean’s Carbon-Grubbing Skin

Plankton aren't just the foundation of the ocean's food chain; they're also really important for getting carbon dioxide out of the air.

April 6, 2012

 

asian clam on beach

Attack Of The Clams

If you think the Clones on Star Wars were a threat, just wait until you hear about Asian clams.

April 16, 2007

 

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Hurricanes And Tiny Plants

Did you know hurricanes can be constructive to the Atlantic Ocean?

March 26, 2007

 

a view of the Pacific Ocean from space

Phytoplankton, El Niño, and Global Warming

How does such a tiny organism do so much to help reduce global warming?

April 11, 2006

 

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Vertical Migration

Imagine if the only way for you to eat were to trek 25 miles on foot to a restaurant and then trek all the way back home afterward.

September 27, 2003

 

Phytoplankton

When it comes to ocean life, you might assume that the real action occurs down in the depths. After all, that’s where sharks, whales, octopi and other stars of sea do their thing, not to mention the truly weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the ocean floor.

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