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Investigating flagellates, plankton and filter feeders: Track 6

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How do we enter the strange and fascinating world of small organisms? How do scientists explore their habits, growth, and rather intriguing behaviours? In this album, scientists from Italy, the US and the UK reveal some of the technologies and techniques they use to investigate the behaviour of small aquatic organisms such as flagellates, plankton and filter feeders. In the audio track, Dr David Robinson of The Open University talks about some of the problems and rewards of investigating very small aquatic creatures. This material forms part of The Open University course S204 Biology: uniformity and diversity.

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Track 6: Investigating plankton

Professor Paul Tett investigates how phytoplankton lives in the sea and gives some examples of how it travels and survives.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Investigating flagellates, plankton and filter feeders    A short introduction to this album. Play now Investigating flagellates, plankton and filter feeders
2 Investigating filter feeders    Professor Mimi Köehl demonstrates how somesuspension feeders eat. Play now Investigating filter feeders
3 Investigating bivalves    Professor Evan Ward demonstrates how bivalves feed, and how they process the food they ingest. Play now Investigating bivalves
4 Locating phytoplankton    Dr Gabrielle Kennaway uses a conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) sampler to test for phytoplankton and its movements with the tide. Play now Locating phytoplankton
5 Investigating flagellates    Dr Gianfranco Novarino demonstrates how to isolate flagellates from samples and some of their more unusual feeding behaviour. Play now Investigating flagellates
6 Investigating plankton    Professor Paul Tett investigates how phytoplankton lives in the sea and gives some examples of how it travels and survives. Play now Investigating plankton

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