… meanwhile, … at the bottom of our food chains everything seems to be blooming. Here recently over the Atlantic within Spain (south) and France (east) at the bay of Biscay. Plankton (phyto-plankton and zoo-plankton) are some of the most important living things on planet Earth. Phyto-plankton absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen and are at the foundation of the food chain, followed by zoo-plankton. Plankton blooms are so massive that they are visible from space (image from NASA’s Visible Earth).