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Pteropods: Very Small and Very Important

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Pteropods are free-floating marine snails that play a very big part in oceanic ecosystems. Although they are very small, these creatures are extremely important because they make up the base of the oceanic food web. Pteropods are good indicators of the health of an ecosystem. This slideshow is part of our Ocean Acidification Education series.

Aired: 02/11/14

Rating: NR

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