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Plankton

Three-year research voyage finds thousands of previously undocumented species.

Plankton are tiny organisms at the bottom of the food chain in the ocean.

A Tiny Ocean World With A Mighty Important Future

Plankton are tiny organisms at the bottom of the food chain in the ocean.

The Secret Life of Plankton

The Secret Life of Plankton

Source: The Plankton Chronicles.

Plankton Mandala by Christian Sardet: interactive illustration.

Water Flea with eggs - Daphnia pulex - This most common species of water flea belongs to the family Daphiniidae. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in a wide range of aquatic habitats, although it is most closely associated with small, shaded pools and lakes of an oligotrophic nature. (Their range extends across most of the world - Americas, Europe & Australia - in appropriate habitats, most of which offer little by way of nutrients)

Water Flea with eggs - Daphnia pulex - This most common species of water flea belongs to the family Daphiniidae. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in a wide range of aquatic habitats, although it is most closely associated with small, shaded pools and la

A Daphnia, also known as a Water Flea. The balls in its back are babies. By Nigel Cattlin

Female Gravid Water Flea (Daphnia Magna) with Eggs Clearly Visible

A Daphnia, also known as a Water Flea. The balls in its back are babies. By Nigel Cattlin

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sea life… surreal but real. This is a Mauve Stinger Jellyfish (pelagia noctiluca). feet in diameter and very poisonous. Living at a depth of feet in the Pacific Ocean.

A hermit crab feeds on plankton from it's little hole in the coral (award winning image, cover photo)

A hermit crab feeds on plankton from it's little hole in the coral by Cor Bosman & Julie Edwards Underwater Photography

Zoanthids Coral - photo by Micro Worlds Photography

Zoanthids are an order of cnidarians commonly found in coral reefs, the deep sea and many other marine environments around the world.

cephalopod..looks like something from the movie "The Abyss"

Translucent ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Pelagic Octopus ~ Photograph by Chris Newbert, Minden Pictures / A pelagic, or open-ocean, octopus gives off a neon glow in Hawaii. Most species of octopus have no internal skeleton, unlike other cephalopods.

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