what do dinoflagellates do for the environment?



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    There are many different types of dinoflagellates, and all of them impact their environment in some way. Photosynthetic dinoflagellates, which includes many of them, manufacture their own source of nourishment from sunlight and in turn provide a source of food for many local species. Several varieties of dinoflagellates produce their own light through bioluminescence. 

    Some dinoflagellates are parasites on other organisms. Also, many dinoflagellates “bloom” during warm summer months, reproducing in such great numbers that the water they are located in appears to be red in color. These large numbers of dinoflagellates lead to lots of production of neurotoxins, which are detrimental to the other marine life living in the waters.

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