The Unseen World in the River

@article{Schulz2018TheUW,
  title={The Unseen World in the River},
  author={Kestin Schulz and M. W. Smit and L. Herfort and H. Simon},
  journal={Frontiers for Young Minds},
  year={2018},
  volume={6}
}
Every living thing needs food, also known as nutrients. In nature, living things are connected through food webs. Food webs show us how animals and plants are related through feeding relationships, like birds eating fish. But how do nutrients get returned back into the food web? The answer is bacteria! Bacteria are impossible to see with the naked eye. But, they are found almost everywhere in the world and are very important for recycling nutrients within habitats, like a river. Scientists use… Expand

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