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.
Plankton, marine and freshwater organisms that, because they are nonmotile or
too small or weak to swim against the current, exist in a drifting state.
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
This series of vidéos and photos reveals the beauty and diversity of plankton and
marine organisms that drift with the currents.
It was a German scientist named Viktor Hensen who gave plankton this name. If
you wonder why he used this name, it helps to know your Greek and something ...
Plankton is the foundation of the ocean food web. The word plankton comes from
the Greek word.
Plankton also play an important role in the global carbon cycle. ... Understanding
where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows ...
There are two types of plankton: tiny plants--called phytoplankton, and weak-
swimming animals--called zooplankton. Some are babies that will grow into ...
Plankton are aquatic drifting organisms which means they are incapable of
swimming against the current and instead, "go with the flow." The term, plankton ...
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 ...