Spin.me. Green brings the benefits and secrets hidden in the sea to your home. Phytoplankton is the name used to define all species and classes of micro algae in the ocean; they are responsible for more than half of the world’s oxygen, taking the carbon dioxide in the air and converting it into oxygen.
They nourish themselves through photosynthesis, producing sugars, minerals and proteins. They also form the basis of the marine food chain, feeding thousands of millions of animals in the ocean, including the largest mammal, the blue whale, giving it all of the energy needed to survive in winter. Micro algae create food for the smallest to the largest creatures in the ocean, and even we humans benefit thanks to the feast they produce.