The Secret Life of Plankton

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Kim Little

Ever been swimming in the ocean and swallowed a mouthful of seawater? Well then you have eaten plankton!

The majority of plankton are tiny microscopic organisms that drift at the surface of the sea, but some species of plankton, like Jellyfish can grow quite large.  Plankton plays a very important role in our ecosystem and while we may not be able to see them with our naked eye, changes in plankton affect many species in the Gulf of Maine, including us.

Check out this video that Plymouth University created that tells the story of plankton and what affects changes in plankton might have.

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