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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Plankton is made up of a diverse collection of microscopic organisms that are unable to swim against the current in large bodies of water. These organisms include bacteria, algae, single-celled animals and even the eggs and larval stages of larger animals. Photographer Ryo Minemizu won a Nikkei National Geographic Photo Award for his photographs of plankton that he calls "Preciousness of Life."





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Cannot begin to describe the beauty of the phosphorescence in the wake of a vessel [due to the bioluminescence in some plankton] while cruising offshore a night.

#1 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-06-13 04:13 PM | Reply

This should keep your ass from a 3 week suspension. 😂

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-06-13 08:33 PM | Reply


#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-06-13 08:50 PM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS AT 2017-06-13 08:33 PM | FLAG: Nope, as when I piss off the 'moderator I get 3 to 4 month suspensions, three week suspensions are for the amateurs ;)

#4 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-06-13 11:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

At one point I had to bring it to the group's attention that you were suspended for a year.

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-06-14 06:39 AM | Reply

Lets not think bad thoughts, but focus on the beauty of plankton.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-06-14 04:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Plankton are at the bottom of the food chain. There are phytoplankton (plants) and zooplankton (animals) and they are food for larger stuff in the ocean.

The phytoplankton through photosynthesis are responsible for about half of our oxygen. Increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere cause the oceans to become more acidic and that makes it more difficult for those that form shells to form those shells. If the plankton die everything in the ocean is in trouble as are we but politicians don't talk about ocean acidification because it is hard to blame on anything other than human activity.

#7 | Posted by TenMile at 2017-06-14 06:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nope, as when I piss off the 'moderator I get 3 to 4 month suspensions, three week suspensions are for the amateurs ;)
#4 | Posted by MSgt

I'll have to try harder.

#8 | Posted by Ray at 2017-06-14 08:07 PM | Reply

I like to think of #3 as Zed.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-06-14 11:03 PM | Reply

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