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Diatoms & Primary Productivity

ON THE SURFACE = CLOSER TO SUN HUMANS BASIC OCEAN FOOD CHAIN PHYTOPLANKTON primary producers/ autotrophs ZOOPLANKTON like Spongebob's Plankton SMALL FAISHES LARGE FISHES SHINE BRIGHT LIKEA DIATOM THEY ARE TINIER THAN RIHANNA'S DIAMONDS- ABOUT AS THIN AS A STRAND OF HER HAIR the most productive phytoplankton in the ocean BIND AT LEAST 50 MOST OF THE OXYGEN TRILLION KG OF CARBON INTO CARBOHYDRATES EACH YEAR CONTRIBUTE WE BREATHE PASSES THROUGH DIATOMS! 50 PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY occurs when organisms form organic materials from inorganic ones by photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. % OF FOOD MADE BY, PHOTOSYNTHESIS ON EARTH SOURCE: GARRISON, T. S. (2012). ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY (6TH ED.). BELMONT, CA: BROOKS/COLE, CENGAGE LEARNING. INFOGRAPHIC BY ABBEY MATIBAG / HTTP://ABBEYLIEVE.TUMBLR.COM

Diatoms & Primary Productivity

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Just some basic things you ought to know about diatoms, the autotrophs of our oceans

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