Arctic Ocean Phytoplankton

@inproceedings{Heimdal1989ArcticOP,
  title={Arctic Ocean Phytoplankton},
  author={Berit Riddervold Heimdal},
  year={1989}
}
All organisms (bacteria, plants, and animals) that live unattached to the bottom of the sea and that have limited powers of locomotion for maintaining their position against the water currents are referred to as plankton (Hensen, 1887). The members of the phytoplankton are predominantly microscopic, unicellular, or colonial algae; are able to synthesize organic matter by using solar energy (autotrophic); and are the major producers in the sea. The diameter of the individual algal cells varies… CONTINUE READING

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