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Food Chains and Food Webs
Producers (food chain)

What is the primary producer in the food chain of the ocean?


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January 29, 2009 4:51AM

The primary producer is a marine algae called phytoplankton. This algae floats around in the sunlit areas of the Ocean giving it its name: phyto=plant, plankton=floating. It is the source of food for many fishes and is responsible for most of the world's oxygen.