The Secret Life of Plankton

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Marine biologist Tierney Thys recently teamed with Christian Sardet (CNRS/Tara Oceans),Noé Sardet and Sharif Mirshak to capture incredible images of tiny plankton. New videography techniques are allowing scientists their first look at the incredible, microscopic ecosystem of the ocean in stunning detail.

In the video below, we’re taken on a journey, narrated by a plankton. He begins his story taking us back to when it all started– the day he hatched from a batch of a million eggs. He’s one of the lucky few who survived to become larva and move through his world with his friends, who are also drifters.

In addition to beautiful sound and an incredible story where you learn about the different types of plankton (did you know there’s a type that grows to be longer than a blue whale!?), the images offered in the video are breathtaking!

Take a look!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.