Antarctic Marine Protists species checklist
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Protists are microscopic algae and protozoa, formerly thought of as single-celled plants and animals. Planktonic protists constitute the base of marine food webs and play a key role in the exchange of carbon dioxode between the atmosphere and the ocean. This list is of protists that live in the surface waters and sea-ice south of the Antarctic Polar Front.
Data are freely available through GBIF, OBIS, SCAR-MarBIN and through the AADC web site. If substantial parts of the database is used for other data or information products, please acknowledge the source.
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Species list derived from the book Antarctic Marine Prostists (2005) edited by Fiona J. Scott and Harvey J. Marchant. (ISBN 0 642 56835 9)