Posts Tagged “phytoplankton”

Phytoplankton: Oil Sensitivity, and other Gulf animals suffering long term effects

Originally published in National Geographic. Phytoplankton, whose name literally means “plant drifter,” are a presence just beneath the surface of the Gulf, detectable only by the green gloss they lend to the water due to the chlorophyll in their cells. But they provide an important base in the aquatic food chain. And following the Gulf […]