50 Botany blogs (and plant plankton?)
If you ever feel that you just can’t get your daily botany fix, a website about online learning has helpfully compiled a list of the 50 best botany blogs (including this one). Thanks, guys—not least for the reminder that I should keep on blogging.
As a scientist and pedant, I have to point out that plankton aren’t a plant species, though. Plankton is a general term for all sorts of small organisms that float in the water, including tiny animals and single celled algae. Are there any plants which could be called plankton? Perhaps the coconut, floating along until it finds a suitable place to grow, is roughly equivalent to the planktonic larvae of barnacles and the like. But I’m not sure that it counts if it’s dormant. Leave a comment if you’ve got a better idea!