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The Ocean’s Biological Pump

Half the oxygen we breathe comes from tiny phytoplankton that live in the sunlit surface layer of the ocean. They consume carbon dioxide in photosynthesis, but much of that is released again through…

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Marine Food Chains

Marine food web structures differ greatly from those on land; plankton build up organic matter through photosynthesis that is consumed by secondary consumers, tiny crustaceans called copepods. These…

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Dance of the Plankton

Plankton are tiny creatures that drift in the sunlit surface layer of the sea, and their choreography is conducted by sunlight and nutrients. Light only penetrates the top 30 meters of the ocean.…

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