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Scripps Research Gives Tiny Phytoplankton A Large Role In Earth's Climate System

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November 7, 2002
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The ecological importance of phytoplankton, microscopic plants that free-float through the world's oceans, is well known. Among their key roles, the one-celled organisms are the major source of sustenance for animal life in the seas. Now, in a new study conducted by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, our understanding of the significance of phytoplankton has been taken to a new level.

The ecological importance of phytoplankton, microscopic plants that free-float through the world's oceans, is well known. Among their key roles, the one-celled organisms are the major source of sustenance for animal life in the seas.


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University Of California - San Diego. (2002, November 7). Scripps Research Gives Tiny Phytoplankton A Large Role In Earth's Climate System. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021107074203.htm
University Of California - San Diego. "Scripps Research Gives Tiny Phytoplankton A Large Role In Earth's Climate System." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021107074203.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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