What are Plankton?
Plankton is the general term for a diverse collection of organisms in the ocean that drift with the currents. This includes zooplankton (animal plankton), phytoplankton (plankton that are capable of photosynthesis) and bacterioplankton (bacteria).
What is The Role of Phytoplankton in Our Oceans?
Phytoplankton are probably one of the most vital life-supporting organisms which exists in our oceans. They are the primary producers of the planktonic world, feeding everything from microscopic, animal-like zooplankton to multi-ton whales. During the process of photosynthesis, phytoplankton convert the inorganic minerals and trace elements in seawater into organic, bioavailable minerals and trace elements that are secreted into the surrounding water. They also secrete other essential life supporting compounds including: nucleic acids, proteins, essential fatty acids, oligosaccharides and anti-oxidants.
What is The Role of Zooplankton in Our Oceans?
Zooplankton are the consumers of the planktonic world. As such, they feed on phytoplankton to obtain the energy and nutrients they need to survive. Likewise, zooplankton will release a similar spectrum of bioavailable minerals, trace elements and other compounds.
How do Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Naturally Create Quinton?
Quinton is harvested using a patented process, 20-30m below a rich plankton bloom in the Bay of Biscay, which has a high concentration of both phytoplankton and zooplankton. The natural interaction between these two results in a nutrient rich mix of bioavailable minerals and trace elements, alongside naturally occurring nucleic acids, proteins, essential fatty acids, oligosaccharides and anti-oxidants.