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Posts tagged plankton

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.

July 13, 2012

 

aquarium visitors observe a massive whale shark and other fish

Whale Sharks

A fifty foot shark sounds pretty terrifying, but unless you are plankton, this shark is harmless as a clam.

July 22, 2011

 

freshwater ponds

Freshwater Lake Forming In Arctic Ocean, Environmentalists Worried

An ocean is the last place you'd expect to find a freshwater lake...

June 24, 2011

 

a ship's wake

The Physics Behind A Ship’s Wake

There's physics and science behind a ship's wake.

May 20, 2011

 

plankton swimming

Estimating How Much Carbon Dioxide Was Available To Plankton

Scientists have reconstructed a one hundred thousand-year history of carbon dioxide.

May 6, 2009

 

Ringed Sacoglossan sitting at ocean bottom

Sea Slugs That Really Are What They Eat!

In some species, up to half the sugar produced by the captive chloroplasts is passed to the sea slug.

October 21, 2004

 

Dead Zones in the Ocean

Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 2, 2004

 

A Smooth Wake

Have you ever wondered why a ship's wake is smooth with all the waves around it? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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