Marine Phytoplankton, these single cell plants, are the basis of all other life forms on planet earth and are the "vegetation" of the ocean. Marine Phytoplankton are consumed by the smallest to the largest forms of life. Whales that feed on plankton and krill are known to live up to 200 years.
The Blue Whale is the largest creature that has ever lived, and can weigh up to 120 tonnes. This King of the Ocean feeds almost exclusively on Phytoplankton and select species of Krill (Krill and Phytoplankton).
Blue Whales can travel hundreds of miles without rest, and consume up to 1.5 million calories per day in order to meet their enormous energy requirements. Perhaps it is the turn of mankind to learn from the Blue Whale, and take a closeer look at one of Nature's most
complete and nutritious foods -
Scientists believe that some 3.5 billion years ago the world was changed forever
The Whale Shark (left and below) is the largest fish in the Ocean, yet feeds primarily on the smallest plant in the sea -
The Whale Shark can live for up to 150 years and weighs around 13 tons when fully grown. It remains
sexually acive until it dies
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The stunning Satellite photograph below shows the Marine Phytoplankton 'Spring Bloom' and the varying concentrations of Chlorophyll.
NASA has been studying Marine Phytoplankton for many years, and estimates that it provides up to 90% of the Oxygen in the atmosphere. It is believed that the Oxygen in Phytoplankton makes a significant contribution to its health giving properties.
Tiny organisms appeared with the ability to convert sunlight, warmth, water and minerals into protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and amino acids,
marking the beginning of life.