Why the decline in plankton could affect us all

The smallest life forms can be the most important for example bacteria can profoundly affect your health, both beneficially and adversely. In the oceans plankton are one of the smallest forms of life yet play an important part in sustaining life on earth in two ways. They provide food for aquatic life and also provide an essential role in the planet’s carbon and biochemical cycles. If the amount of plankton in the oceans decline it can have a profound effect on our planet and the bad news is that plankton do seem to be on the decline, and global warming is thought to be the culprit. Continue reading