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What it's definitely not from is diatoms and plankton.
The marine plankton that end up as oil and natural gas undergo similar transformations.
Plankton in the open ocean need a precise mixture of sunlight in shallower waters and nutrients from the deep.
Basking sharks can be found in coastal waters and feed on plankton.
Its resolution is sufficient to show dense concentrations of plankton measuring a fraction of a millimeter.
The evidence comes from foraminifera, crunchy plankton that float by the untold billions in the ocean.
Several preliminary experiments have shown that plankton do, indeed, bloom when iron is added.
White plankton shells vanished from the seafloor mud, shifting its color from white to red.
The spring is too hot to sustain enough algae and plankton to feed them all.
In the marketing, this food gets its high energy properties from oh-so-tasty plankton.
Some pieces end up in plankton and algae, or drift to the ocean floor.
They open their mouths, suck water in and filter it for the plankton that is their food.
If algae and plankton communities are threatened, the entire food web may change.
The more plankton in the water, the more light that's emitted.
Findings in northern regions of preserved hippo predecessors, tropical plankton and pollen from tropical palms support the idea.
Students' diagrams should have an arrow from krill to plankton and arrows from all other species to krill.
As these currents travel, the water loses oxygen as dead algae, plankton and other organic matter decay.
Corals, plankton and shellfish may literally dissolve.
Sardines thrived here, feeding on the rich blooms of plankton fertilized by nutrients carried along by rising deep ocean waters.
Varying levels of salinity and plankton do indeed have an impact on an oyster's taste and texture.
Many native fish species, such as paddlefish, also feed on plankton.
Similarly, whale can feed on plankton growing in rich cold ocean.
They are as small as the algae and plankton that form the basis of the food chain.
Researchers hypothesized that the dead and decaying material in the sea would result in a huge growth in plankton populations.
They use their baleen to filter tiny plankton and shrimplike krill out of the water.
It gathers anchovies, sardines, and tiny animals and plants called plankton.
Rather, they filter-feed on plankton and other small marine creatures, which they suck into their open mouths as they swim.
Jellyfish eat the tiny plankton at the base of the ocean food chain.
The complexly branched arms of the basket sea star, or starfish, catch plankton for the echinoderm.
Algae and plankton are the main producers in marine ecosystems.
Tiny shrimp called krill eat the microscopic plankton.
There's a lot of winter plankton in the water and a lot of nutrients.
Moreover, these little bivalves eat plankton, so do nothing to deplete other fish populations.
The water in these bays glows a blue-green light created by non-toxic single-cell plankton.
There, they feed on plankton and other microscopic fare pulled in through tiny pores.
Gobbling plankton and spawning fast, they competed with native species.
And it is known that the plankton they eat cling to the underside of packed ice, ice that may start melting as temperatures rise.
The mollusk hides itself in the bed of the coast, siphoning water to sort through for plankton.
Around us, plankton causes the water's surface to give off a gleam of eerie phosphorescence.
It uses echolocation to scan for aerial plankton, which it scoops into its enormous mouth.
Read further to find that it's a filtering fish that eats plankton and jellyfish.
Flying helps the plankton-eating fish escape from predators.
Whale sharks are filter feeders, scooping up plankton, fish spawn and other nutrients with their gaping mouths.
Get lucky, and you may get to snorkel with a whale shark, a harmless fish that eats plankton.
The docile giants eat only plankton, so snorkelers can feel safe swimming along with them.
Whale sharks follow a migratory course in search of the plankton, fish eggs and small fish upon which they feed.
Dinoflagellates are freshwater and marine unicellular plankton.
The chalk is mostly calcium carbonate from coccoliths, the skeletal remains of plankton and algae.
Yet they are also non-aggressive and feed mostly on plankton, making them reasonably safe to approach.
Reef-building corals are colonial organisms that, as sedentary polyps, typically strain plankton from the water.
The current also brings nutrients such as plankton, which attract more birds and fish to the region.
The problem is, there are vast regions where the water is iron poor and plankton languish.
The plankton flows along with the water, coloring it blue, making it stand out eerily against the water.
As the whales eat deep swimming krill and deposit the iron from the krill in surface waters, plankton can grow.
They would then be eaten by plankton, which could provide more fuel for fish and other animals.
By eating plankton, they have less concern about finding prey or prey escaping, for example.
They didn't have the adaptations needed to swim into a large swarm of plankton and sieve them from the water.
Plankton take in the bacteria and are in turn eaten by small fish.
Less than a millimetre in length, they swim freely in the open ocean amidst other plankton.
In the ocean, plankton use the bicarbonate to build shells of calcium carbonate.
The zooids crawl out of these holes to filter microscopic plankton out of the water with their wavy tentacles.
With few exceptions, plankton can do nothing but wait for an upwelling of deep water.
First its water column sampling, then dual plankton and fish tows.
They comb cosmetics counters for thermal plankton creams and kelp cleansing gels.
To gather its food, the beast juts out its formidable jaws to take in plankton-filled water.
For their sustenance, flying fish feed on a variety of foods, including plankton.
When the plankton die, their bodies settle to the seafloor along relatively shallow coastal shelves.
When a manta comes upon plankton, it swims toward them.
Despite their giant mouths, the sharks are not considered dangerous and feed mainly on plankton.
Diatoms, a type of shelled plankton, made their first radiation into the ocean.
These fish feed on plankton, tiny organisms floating in the water.
Produced by ocean plankton, the toxin can become concentrated in squid prey.
Sea horses, one yellow and one green, suck plankton via their snouts.
Tiny organisms called plankton use them for photosynthesis, the process that creates food from sunlight.
As for the plankton blooms, they will become less frequent as the plankton themselves are stressed due to ocean acidification.
Why not fertilize the oceans, stimulating plankton growth.
The sampling net will collect anything in its path, usually plastic fragments and plankton.
There are many species of plankton and each has a characteristic shape.
Plankton can be subdivided into two groups: phytoplankton and zooplankton.
Animals that only spend part of their lives in the plankton are called meroplankton.