Topic: phytoplankton

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Home Sweet Habitat & Food Webs – Crash Course Kids

Why isn't a polar bear happy in the desert? Why aren't spider monkeys essential in the Arctic? In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina Cruz explains how habitats provide animals with the air, food, water, shelte...

Deep Look: From Drifter to Dynamo – The Story of Plankton

Mind-blowing fact: A massive group of single-celled algae called diatoms are considered champions of photosynthesis. Why? Diatoms are responsible for an estimated 20% to 40% -- maybe even 60% -- of the Earth's oxygen....

Two months in 5 minutes: Breaking ice on an icebreaker boat

Marine scientist and Stanford PhD student Cassandra Brooks narrates a two month long time-lapse view from an icebreaker — a specially-designed ship with “a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and the...