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Exploring an Icy, Invisible Realm in Antarctica

They may be microscopic in size, but plankton play a starring role in the oceans' food web and the Earth's climate. Scientists are just beginning to reveal the rich diversity of life in remote polar seas. (Production and Audio by Ari Daniel Shapiro)

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