infinity-imagined: Coccolithophores are microscopic algae that first appeared 220 million years ago, and flourished during the cretaceous period. They constantly remove carbon from the atmosphere as they die and sink to the ocean floor, producing chalk.
Diatoms are a major group of algae, and are one of the most common types of phytoplankton. Most diatoms are unicellular, although they can exist as colonies in the shape of filaments or ribbons, fans,.
infinity-imagined: “Scanning electron micrographs of diatoms, microscopic algae that form the base of the food chain and produce of Earth’s oxygen. ” The beautiful base of the pyramid of biology, feeding our air, land and life.