Friday, December 9, 2011

Plankton Under The #Microscope #interesting #wildlife #photos

In his new book Ocean Drifters: A Secret World Beneath out this month, molecular geneticist Richard R. Kirby takes a close look at plankton. Plankton form the foundation of the marine food chain. They also remove carbon dioxide from the sea and provide Earth's atmosphere with oxygen. Rising sea surface temperatures due to anthropogenic climate change could  alter the sea's food web and the ecology of Earth. The book also boasts 150 high-magnification photographs, some of which are diplayed in this stunning slide show.


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