Sea microscopic carnivorous plants

The microscopic algae often draw headlines in the news media as they bloom in the summer and close the bathing beaches or lead to fish deaths. However, they are far better than their reputation and form the backdrop for all life in the sea – they are the grass of the sea. However, recent years of research have shown that they are not only "plants" competing for light and nutrient salts – evolutionary, many of them have never lost the ability to eat. I want with video clips to provide an insight into their often harsh world and show that the diversity of so-called "algae" is very much a function of their ability to eat and poison their prey.

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Sea microscopic carnivorous plants

Date: 17. Nov 2014
Time: 19:30:00

Lecturer: Professor Per Juel Hansen
Institution: Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

The Lecture is held: Geological Museum