The Green Beneath the Sea: Seagrasses Part II

Photosynthesis by formerly Terrestrial Plants The sea grasses are green because they create their own food through photosynthesis. The green  pigment, chlorophyll is sequestered in the plant organelle caused chloroplasts.  Therefore,  adequate sunlight is important for them in the same way that it is important for terrestrial plants.  As  photosynthesizing plants, sea grasses are a …

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Still Reading Some Childhood Favorites One of my favorite books has been 1001 Nights –  also known as the Arabian Nights – which I reread every now and again even as an adult. The cliff-hanging tales full of magic and fantasy, told by Scheherazade,  were a device that, supposedly, kept her new husband tantalized.  This …

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