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Image of the Day: Primary production

Posted by feww on July 29, 2008

Note to Google Watchers: For reasons unknown to Moderators, Google blocked this post for about 18 days [it only showed up on Google via and]

Primary production is the production of biological organic compounds from inorganic materials through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. Organisms that can create biomass in this manner (notably plants) are known as primary producers, and form the basis of the food chain. In oceanography and limnology the primary producers in aquatic environments are phytoplankton utilizing energy from sunlight. Photo credit: SeaWiFS Project, NASA

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One Response to “Image of the Day: Primary production”

  1. It is interesting to see this data. Not as much as I would have hoped in some of the rainforeste areas, but, I can unfortunately understand why that is.

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