Plankton (singular plankter) are a diverse group of organisms that live in the
water column of large bodies of water and that cannot swim against a current.
Marine and freshwater organisms that, because they are nonmotile or too small
or weak to swim against the current, exist in a drifting state. The term plankton is ...
Plankton comes from the Greek word planktos, which means wandering or
drifting. Any living creature carried along by ocean currents is classified as
This series of vidéos and photos reveals the beauty and diversity of plankton and
marine organisms that drift with the currents.
Paired plankton nets are cast over the side to collect plankton, principally
zooplankton such as copepods, arrow worms, and invertebrate larvae. The pair
of nets ...
There are two types of plankton: tiny plants--called phytoplankton, and weak-
swimming animals--called zooplankton. Some are babies that will grow into ...
Plankton is not the name of a plant or animal but more of a category for any
drifting organism that inhabits the middle to upper levels of the ocean, namely the
Plankton is the foundation of the ocean food web. The word plankton comes from
the Greek word.
There is no definition as to the exact speed at which an organism must swim so
that it is no longer considered plankton. Planktonic organisms are part of the ...
Plankton also play an important role in the global carbon cycle. ... Understanding
where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows ...