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Phytoplankton cannot swim on their own. Tides and currents move these tiny, single-celled plants from place to place.
Phytoplankton (or algae) are tiny, single-celled plants. They are the primary producers of food and oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay, forming the base of the food web.
Nutrient and sediment pollution are the main causes of the Chesapeake Bay’s poor water clarity. Nutrients fuel the growth of water-clouding algae blooms, while particles of sediment can float in the water. Weather also plays a role in water clarity: rain storms wash dirt and pollutants into the Bay, muddying the water.