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In Disposable Mucus Houses, These Zooplankton Filter the Oceans

It may sound gross, but deep beneath the ocean’s surface, communities of mucus structures created by zooplankton are working to filter carbon and other debris from the sea. According to The New York Times, these tiny little animals’ homes can filter California’s entire Monterey Bay, from 300 to 1,000 feet, in less than two weeks. Scientists have tried to study this phenomenon in the lab but, so far, they’ve discovered that the mucus structures are too fragile to move...

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