Productivity (ecology)

Galapagos Wildlife: Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton are a main driver in the productivity of Galapagos

In ecology, productivity or production refers to the rate of generation of biomass in an ecosystem. Primary production is when new organic material is made from inorganic material using sunlight in a process called photosynthesis. Organisms responsible for primary production include plants, marine algae and some bacteria. The oceans around the Galapagos Islands are very productive due to the abundance of phytoplankton.

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