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Phytoplankton Add Color to Our Ocean

An introduction to phytoplankton and their important roles in Earth’s ecosystem.
Click image to view movie (MP4, 4.0 MB). Credit: PACE Mission
[05-Jan-17] Phytoplankton are tiny, yet important plants and algae that are suspended in our ocean. Powered by the sun's energy, they come in a diversity of shapes and sizes. Phytoplankton produce oxygen, reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide, and serve as the base of the marine food web. Get to know these "Mighty Phytos" by exploring their world through, "Phytopia," an interactive tool developed by the PACE mission.

Click here to learn more about the marine ecosystem we call "Phytopia."