Plant Wanderers

Our waters are green because of microscopic phytoplankton (Greek: plant wanderer). An estimated 50 – 85% of the world’s oxygen is produced by them, much more than trees (approx 28%). They suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, then die, fall to the bottom of the ocean and sequester that carbon. After 150 million years they turn into crude oil. Ancient phytoplankton that lived in the Jurassic period is what is powering our cars today.
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