Small animals with big impact

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Copepods, the world’s most common animal, release unique substances into the oceans. Concentrations of these substances are high enough to affect the marine food web, according to new research. The studies also show that phytoplankton in the oceans detect the special scent of copepods and do their utmost to avoid being eaten.

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