Ecosystem Interactions: Links for Teachers

Phytoplankton and Ocean Color Lesson Plan

Phytoplankton form the base of ocean food webs. If phytoplankton are healthy, chances are the rest of the food web is healthy. This lesson shows how satellites measure phytoplankton in the oceans and how this information is used by scientists.
http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/education/docs/
3_Phytoplankton_Ocean_Color.pdf


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