TITLE

Oceanic Gardens

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Oceans Atlas;2007, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on oceanic gardens from a chapter of the book "Oceans Atlas: An Interactive Ocean Adventure" is presented. It notes that phytoplankton, which refers to clouds of microscopic, drifting plant-like organisms, is the basic food source in the open ocean. They use the energy of sunlight to combine carbon dioxide with water to make carbohydrates. It explains that wind-driven ocean current sometimes drag nutrient-rich water to the surface, which in turn, fuels the growth of phytoplankton.
ACCESSION #
43827230

 

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