It would be an interesting thought experiment to consider what the oceans would be like if the formation of shells was difficult. It’s still hard to picture the idea that predation wasn’t as important as dissolution.
Tales from the Tree Bundle of Seedlings, or maybe best called Web of Life: Traditionally, marine microplankton had been divided similarly to species on land. You had plant-like phytoplankton, such as algae, and animal-like zooplankton that ate the phytoplankton. What Stoecker found was that some of these organisms were somewhere in the middle: They could […]