A PHOTO

Fleeing for their lives: Scientists know that phytoplankton can control their movements in the water and move toward light and food. Now, they’ve observed these microscopic aquatic organisms fleeing from predators—something never before reported in a photosynthetic organism. The flight response can mean the difference between life and death for these tiny plants, and ensures the continuation of the many functions they perform in the marine ecosystem. In this image, you see phytoplankton fleeing from predatory zooplankton.   Learn more … 

Credit: Elizabeth Harvey, University of Rhode Island
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