RSS In life's darkest hour, plankton saves the day

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    The asteroid that killed off dinosaurs 65 million years ago could have done a lot more damage to life on Earth if not for the perseverance of some of the tiniest organisms on earth: plankton. A recent study published in the journal 'Nature Communications' concludes dinoflagellates, diatoms, and cyanobacteria "aided survival across the (extinction event) and played a crucial role for the resurgence of primary production and ecosystem recovery."

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