The secret life of plankton - Tierney Thys
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Antarctic Krill Conservation Project http://www.krillcount.org/index.html
Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population, and Communities: Antarctic Division: Krill
Nature: Ecologists fear Antarctic krill crisis (09/01/2010) http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100901/full/467015a.html
The New York Times: Team tracks a food supply at the end of the world (03/13/2012) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/science/tracking-antarctic-krill-as-more-is-harvested-for-omega-3-pills.html
The ocean plays a vital (and often under- appreciated) role in sequestering carbon—something that’s become increasingly important as the planet’s human inhabitants increase their carbon emissions. What role do plankton play in creating this incredible “carbon sink”? Investigate the roles of phytoplankton and zooplankton like copepods, krill and other organisms. Create a diagram that explains how the ocean captures carbon and how different types of plankton are involved.
Tara Ocean expedition: an exploration of plankton in all oceans http://oceans.taraexpeditions.org
NHPTV NatureWorks: Plankton http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep6d.htm
NASA Earth Observatory: What are phytoplankton? http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Phytoplankton/
The New York TimesDot Earth: On plankton, warming and whiplash (04/26/2011) http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/on-plankton-warming-and-whiplash/#
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