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Phytoplankton: Plants of the Sea

Everyone, plankton are cool. They are the bottom of the food chain, and they feed numerous species of fish and other animals. Without them, you can forget about seafood on the menu.

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Hannah's curator insight, May 3, 2013 3:23 PM

The plant portion of this complex oceanic soup is called phytoplankton.  The term phyto comes from the Latin phyton meaning tree or plant.  This large grouping is composed mostly of single-celled algae and bacteria.

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More information about dolphins and their threatened status

More information about serious cases invloving dolphins worldwide. Something needs to be done, or dolphins will just be a memory. 

UPDATE: you need to be a memeber of the following database to view this.

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Gray Whale Dead, Swallowed Many Man-Made Items

Gray Whale Dead, Swallowed Many Man-Made Items | Marine Biology and Oceanography | Scoop.it

Washington Post today posted that a gray whale was found dead in Washington. It had swallowed multiple inedible pieces of garbage, including rope, plastic, and a golfball. Check it out, it's an interesting and quite recent story.

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Dolphins Found Mysteriously Dead on Shores, Carrying Harmful Diseases

Dolphins Found Mysteriously Dead on Shores, Carrying Harmful Diseases | Marine Biology and Oceanography | Scoop.it

Dolphins are found mysteriously dead on shores all over the world. Scientists can't tell why, but have linked the deaths to many different sources. Read this article to learn more about it! Let's save dolphins people!

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