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TED-ED Talk: The Secret Life of Plankton [video]

By Shane Graber - Posted Apr 03, 2012 01:00 PM
New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys teamed with Christian Sardet (CNRS/Tara Oceans), Noé Sardet and Sharif Mirshak to use footage from the Plankton Chronicles project to create a film designed to ignite wonder and curiosity about this hidden world that underpins our own food chain.
TED-ED Talk: The Secret Life of Plankton [video]

An example of the amazing microscopic life found in the ocean.

The six-minute video is part of the larger Plankton Chronicles project in which scientists and film makers share the wonders of the microscopic world with the public. The project encompasses a host of different videos covering plankton, protists, embryos and larvae, sea urchins, and more.

According to the TED-ED page:

New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Working with TED-Ed, marine biologist Tierney Thys shares footage from the pioneering Plankton Chronicles project to create a film designed to ignite wonder and curiosity about this hidden world that underpins our own food chain. And yes, this is the first-ever TEDTalk given by a fish...

Enjoy the video!

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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