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#Plankton ~ #OceanDrifters ~ narration by Sir David Attenborough #PlymouthUniversity

"Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves" is written, produced and directed by Dr Richard Kirby (Marine Institute Research Fellow, Plymouth University) with a narration by Sir David Attenborough and music by Richard Grassby-Lewis.

 

Drawing upon Richard Kirby's plankton imagery, Ocean Drifters reveals how the plankton have shaped life on Earth and continue to influence our lives in ways that most of us never imagine.

 

Further information about the plankton can be found at the Ocean Drifters website (oceandrifters.org) and in the popular book about plankton also titled "Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves".


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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10.3.14 ~ 

Citizen science study to map the oceans' plankton

By Mark KinverEnvironment reporter, BBC News

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26483166

 

 

Without these ancient cells, you wouldn’t be here BY REBECCA JACOBSON  March 6, 2014 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/tiny-ocean-organism-brought-earth-life/

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#Octopuses Rewrite Their RNA to Beat the Cold

#Octopuses Rewrite Their RNA to Beat the Cold | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

This octopus from the Arctic tweaks its RNA to make nervous system proteins that work better in the cold. The Antarctic octopus edits its RNA at nine sites that change the amino acid sequence of the potassium channel, the researchers report online today in Science. One of these sites, known as I321V, was particularly important for adapting to the cold: The change more than doubles the potassium channel's closing speed.


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The TerraMar Project™

 

An Octopus has 3 Hearts, 9 Brains & Blue Blood: http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/an-octopus-has-3-hearts-9-brains-and-blue-blood/

 

 

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Sophia Smithe's comment, March 24, 2012 11:59 AM
As expected. I am sure people will find some organisms changing their genomes as well to adapt to environment. - Jong
Dr. Stefan Gruenwald's comment, March 24, 2012 12:53 PM
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. I just wonder that these modifications don't get written back into the DNA of germ cells and each generation has to "discover" favorable RNA edits again and again.