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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Like land plants, phytoplankton have chlorophyll to capture sunlight, and they use photosynthesis to turn it into chemical energy. They consume carbon dioxide, and release oxygen. All phytoplankton photosynthesize, but some get additional energy by consuming other organisms.

Phytoplankton growth depends on the availability of carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients. Phytoplankton, like land plants, require nutrients such as nitrate, phosphate, silicate, and calcium at various levels depending on the species. Some phytoplankton can fix nitrogen and can grow in areas where nitrate concentrations are low. They also require trace amounts of iron which limits phytoplankton growth in large areas of the ocean because iron concentrations are very low. Other factors influence phytoplankton growth rates, including water temperature and salinity, water depth, wind, and what kinds of predators are grazing on them.

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Like land plants, phytoplankton have chlorophyll to capture sunlight, and they use photosynthesis to turn it into chemical energy. They consume carbon dioxide, and release oxygen. All phytoplankton photosynthesize, but some get additional energy by consuming other organisms.

Phytoplankton growth depends on the availability of carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients. Phytoplankton, like land plants, require nutrients such as nitrate, phosphate, silicate, and calcium at various levels depending on the species. Some phytoplankton can fix nitrogen and can grow in areas where nitrate concentrations are low. They also require trace amounts of iron which limits phytoplankton growth in large areas of the ocean because iron concentrations are very low. Other factors influence phytoplankton growth rates, including water temperature and salinity, water depth, wind, and what kinds of predators are grazing on them.

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Like land plants, It is a link phrase. The rest of the sentence can exist without this part.
phytoplankton have chlorophyll to capture sunlight, and they use photosynthesis to turn it into chemical energy.  Main sentences. They give direct information about phytoplankton.
They consume carbon dioxide, and release oxygen.
We know that photosynthesis means consuming carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
All phytoplankton photosynthesize, “All” is more important than “some.” Informative part of the sentence.
but some get additional energy by consuming other organisms. Informative part of the sentence but it talks about “some kinds of phytoplankton.
Phytoplankton growth depends on the availability of carbon dioxide, sunlight, and nutrients. Phytoplankton, Informative sentence. Direct information about the subject (phytoplankton).
like land plants, Repeated.
require nutrients Part of the main informative sentence.
such as nitrate, phosphate, silicate, and calcium at various levels depending on the species. Examples. Although informative, this part is less important.
Some phytoplankton can fix nitrogen and can grow in areas where nitrate concentrations are low. Again “some.” Some is less important than “All or many.”
They also require trace amounts of iron which limits phytoplankton growth in large areas of the ocean “Also” means additional. It is hard to decide if “additional” information is important or not.
because iron concentrations are very low. “Because,” although it is informative, it gives the cause.
Other factors influence phytoplankton growth rates, “Other” factors are not as important as Main factors.
including water temperature and salinity, water depth, wind, and what kinds of predators are grazing on them. All are informative but they serve as examples. You can include them in the summary but very carefully.

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