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News of the Day: Fool's Gold Fertilizes Ocean

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There’s fool's gold in the ocean, and this mineral helps support life in the ocean. Scientists have been studying how bacteria and small plants in the ocean get the iron they need for energy and growth. Well, new research points to mineral sources on the seafloor. Part of the "News of the Day" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes

A decaying log on the ocean floor. Caption: The creature feasts on wood that has sunk.
News of the Day
Episode 1
1 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A piece of coral with a hole in it, a spiral shell with a point, and a sponge. Caption: There are different tools for different "porpoises."
News of the Day
Episode 2
1 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of three round particles. Pyrite Particles. Caption: These tiny pyrite particles can travel a long distance away
News of the Day
Episode 3
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Three jellyfish of various sizes with ribbon-like and long, straight tentacles. Caption: Well, it appears one creature is a step ahead of us.
News of the Day
Episode 4
1 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of Antarctica with a current moving in an oval along one coast with branches moving out towards the rest of the ocean. Caption: Did you know there's a massive Southern Ocean current
News of the Day
Episode 5
1 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of the upper half of a shrimp surrounded by plant life and nestled in some rocks. Caption: but each individual had its own unique voice.
News of the Day
Episode 6
1 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12