01. Microbial mats

The first chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Microbial mats”.

Microbial mats are extraordinary ecosystems apearing where terrestrial and aquatic environments contact, mainly in flat and calm shores of temperate seas. These ecosystems are considered “minimal ecosystems”, basically formed by bacteria and cyanobacteria organized in slim layers depending on their special environmental requirements. Scientists consider microbial mats as the first ecosystems on our planet.

This is the first chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.

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