Dinoflagellates: Glowing Predators

Little did I know that the bio-luminescent phytoplankton known as Dinoflaggellates are actually predators and eat other phytoplankton.  While the rest are busy sequestering carbon and producing oxygen, these ones are hunting their own.

http://www.mnh.si.edu/highlight/sem/dinoflagellates.html

http://oceandatacenter.ucsc.edu/PhytoGallery/Dinoflagellates/lingulodinium.html

 

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