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  • Phytoplankton are part of the oceans' biological pump.
    Rights: NOAA Published 30 June 2010 Size: 5.4 MB Referencing Hub media

    When phytoplankton die, many sink and take their carbon (calcium carbonate shells) to form sediments at the bottom of the ocean. This is called a biological pump, removing carbon from the ocean and atmosphere systems for long periods of time.

    Acknowledgement: NOAA

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