Cyanobacteria are among the most abundant organisms on our planet. Two billion years ago, they were they first organisms to use photosynthesis and helped create Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere.
In Episode 2 of Pondlife, join Sally in New York City’s Central Park to find cyanobacteria, see how they form colonies and communities, and find out why they’re easy prey for other microbial species. Then, back in the Museum’s lab, Sally shows us what it takes to grow microorganisms outside of the pond.
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Watch the first episode of Pondlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWS8n3GJgo4
This series was made possible with a grant from Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, and with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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