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Plankton: Ocean Drifters

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Explains the characteristics of plankton and its two types: phytoplankton and zooplankton. Animation shows where plankton flourish and what they need to reproduce. Notes the importance of sunlight, the thermocline, and moderate temperatures for plankton to "bloom." Stresses that without plankton, sea life would vanish.

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Runtime: 11 minutes

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