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Phytoplankton: Arguably the Most Important Life on E...

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Thank you to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for partnering with us on this episode of SciShow. Visit https://www.montereybayaquarium.org or if you are in the area, swing on by to learn more about the beauty and wonder of the ocean.

There are incredible creatures living in the ocean that have the power to reshape the planet’s atmosphere - and you’ve probably never even seen them before. These microscopic critters are called phytoplankton, and almost all life, both on land and in the ocean, depends on them.

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