Tag: phytoplankton

Eutrophication Explained

Eutrophication Explained

By Micah Moen 52 Comments August 13, 2019

[birds chirping, water flowing] [music] Plants require several things to grow. Most of us know that they need things like water, sunlight, and CO2, but plants also need a variety of nutrients as well: things like nitrogen and phosphorus. Usually, plants will get all the required nutrients from the soil through their roots. But, when […]

The Secret Life of Plankton

The Secret Life of Plankton

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 11, 2019

[Stories from the Sea] [Fish Tale My Secret Life as Plankton] How did I get here? Well, it’s a stranger story than you might think. I came from a world of drifters, a place few humans have ever seen. The world of plankton. I came from a batch of a million eggs, and only a […]

The Marine Ecosystem

The Marine Ecosystem

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 11, 2019

There are situations when the pyramid looks different. In marine ecosystems, the producers are phytoplankton, which are small, drifting water plants. At any given point, the amount of biomass, or the total amount of living matter, at the T1 level is less than the biomass of consumers it supports. However, the ecosystem is still in […]

Ecosystems on the Edge: Underwater Light and Seagrass

Ecosystems on the Edge: Underwater Light and Seagrass

By Micah Moen 1 Comment July 31, 2019

light is the most important form of energy for marine life without light vegetation such as sea grasses would not grow sea grasses are home to many of the oceans smaller and juvenile animals without sea grasses the marine ecosystems that provide food to hundreds of millions of people around the world will be at […]

Ecosystems on the Edge: Nutrient Odyssey

Ecosystems on the Edge: Nutrient Odyssey

By Micah Moen 3 Comments July 31, 2019

the problem here in the Chesapeake Bay is this too much nutrients entering the bay every day billions of gallons of water flow into the Chesapeake Bay carrying among other things nitrogen and phosphorus these nutrients normally give life but if there are too much of them it can become very difficult for fish and […]

Climate Variation, Food Availability, and Deep-Sea Ecosystems
अध्याय-14 पारितंत्र (भाग-8) | chapter-14 Ecosystem biology class 12
Lake Ecosystems - L9.5

Lake Ecosystems – L9.5

By Micah Moen 0 Comment June 30, 2019

next we'll talk about lake and pond ecosystems underwater plants and plankton make up most of the food base for entire pond and lake ecosystems plankton are tiny mostly microscopic free-floating organisms there are two kinds of plankton phytoplankton are photosynthesizing aquatic organisms yet they can grow into lakes sunlit open water photic zone where […]

Adding Biodiversity To A Reef Tank - Live Zooplankton and Phytoplankton

Adding Biodiversity To A Reef Tank – Live Zooplankton and Phytoplankton

By Micah Moen 27 Comments June 24, 2019

well these little dudes zipping everywhere thousands of them look at the top of the bottle holy moly what's going on everybody welcome back so as you may or may not know I just started up the new 75 gallon reef tank the rock and the sand were dry rock dry sand that I just […]

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