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the aggregate of passively floating, drifting, or somewhat motile organisms occurring in a body of water, primarily comprising microscopic algae and protozoa.
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Plankton (singular plankter) are the diverse collection of organisms that live in the water column of large bodies of water and are unable to swim against a ...


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. The term ...


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 the foundation of the ocean food web. The word plankton comes from the Greek word.


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 also play an important role in the global carbon cycle. ... Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows ...


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 ...


Aug 12, 2009 ... Plankton is made up of animals and plants that either float passively in the water, or possess such limited powers of swimming that they are ...