Plankton in the Bay

University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute SciTech Education Program

This University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute website provides background information about plankton, especially as they relate to the Chesapeake Bay. It includes a discussion of key nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorous) used by plankton for growth purposes. It also features an explanation of how plankton is sampled.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: phytoplankton, diatoms