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URI Scientists: Marine Plants Can Flee to Avoid Predators
October 1, 2012
Scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography have made the first observation of predator avoidance behavior by a species of phytoplankton, a microscopic marine plant. The scientists made the unexpected observation while studying the interactions between phytoplankton and zooplankton.
University of Rhode Island
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