Marine Environment Activity #2: Prime Real Estate for Phytoplankton
1. Phytoplankton — A Strong Base for an Ecosystem
Discuss their findings in class. Would they be willing to give phytoplankton a "Biodiversity of the Year" award? Explain.
2. The Waters of Glacier Bay
3. Biodiversity Award of the Year
Did You Know?
Sitka Alder is a nitrogen fixer. Like members of the bean family, they enrich the soil, making them an important contributor to soil development as plants recolonize land recently exposed from under ice.