food web

food web

Why Do Ocean Microbes Matter?

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Oceans cover 7/10th of our planet and play a critical role in regulating the atmosphere, cycling nutrients for the food web and buffering the massive industrial era release of CO2, all of which serves as the backbone to sustaining habitable life on planet earth. Microbes play critical roles in converting carbon dioxide to organic matter and in regulating nutrient cycling which serves as the bedrock to the food web. Without healthy functioning microbial communities, we would not have any air to breath, fish to eat or oil to burn.