Plankton form the base of the marine food web, it's one of their superpowers – supporting all other life in the ocean.

A food chain shows how the energy flows through an ecosystem – from the plants and animals at the bottom – up to the apex predators at the top.

Here you can learn how to create your own ocean food chain using the printable template provided. You'll also learn about the role that plankton play in the oceans and how important they are for planetary health by watching the fun facts video below. 

Suitable for ages: 7 and up
Time required:
40 mins
2 out of 5
Related Programs: Ocean Lab | One Ocean, Our Future | Ocean Science

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