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[Gk. planktos, wandering] Mostly microscopic organisms that drift passively or swim weakly near the surface of oceans, ponds, and lakes.
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(singular: plankton) microscopic aquatic organisms.
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Microscopic plants and animals.
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Minute organisms that float or drift passively near the surface of oceans and seas. Plant-like plankton, or phytoplankton, include diatoms. Zooplankton are animals that have a limited ability to move [..]
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biology - free floating microscopic aquatic plants and animals
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microscopic organisms that float or drift in large numbers in salt or fresh water; zooplankton—animal-like and phytoplankton—plant-like.   (planet comes from the word plankton) Plantae (Plant) -
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(n) the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
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small aquatic organisms whose direction is controlled by water movements. Plankton may be able to swim by means of flagella or other appendages, but they are not strong enough to swim against a curren [..]
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Plankton are microscopic plants and animals that float freely in the upper surface waters of all the oceans in the world. Microscopic plants, known as phytoplankton, absorb light and produce oxygen ju [..]
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Minute, free-floating aquatic plants and animals.
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A diverse category of tiny plants, animals, and bacteria that live suspended in the water column and are too small to swim against the current. There are two general types of plankton: Phytoplankton a [..]
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Small plant (phytoplankton) and animal (zooplankton) species that spend some or all of their life in the sea surface. Many marine species are planktonic in their life stages (e.g. cod, Dungeness crab) [..]
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small, free-floating, aquatic plant (phytoplankton) and animal (zooplankton) organisms that serve as food for many larger organisms (planktivores.)
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Organisms living suspended in the water column and incapable of moving against water currents
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; A general term for the entire community of microscopic free-floating organisms, including phytoplankton, zooplankton, and a host of other marine organisms. Plankton serves as the primary food source for most marine ecosystems. Many animals like the blue whale feed entirely on planktonic organisms. Point Source Pollution
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minute plants and animals floating in bodies of water; often a major source of nutrition for larger aquatic life forms
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Tiny organisms that float or weakly swim in the ocean.
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Generally tiny animals or plants that live floating in water.
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Passively floating or weakly motile aquatic plants ( phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton ).
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Plankton are small plant and animal species that spend at least part of their time on the sea surface. They rely in large part on ocean currents for distribution and transportation. As eggs and larvae, many marine species, such as cod and Dungeness crabs, are planktonic for part of their life cycle. The plankton provide food for many commercially i [..]
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Plankton consists of organisms (mostly microscopic plants and animals) that drift in the seas or in bodies of fresh water. See phytoplankton and zooplankton.
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Collective name for the microscopic floating and drifting plant and animal life found throughout the world's oceans. A distinction can be made between neretic (coastal) and oceanic (deep-water) p [..]
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Any drifting organisms (animals, plants or bacteria) that inhabit the pelagic zone of oceans, seas, or bodies of fresh water. That is, plankton are defined by their ecological niche rather than phylog [..]
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The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or fresh water.
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Generally tiny animals or plants that live floating in water.
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Small organisms that float or drift in sizeable colonies in fresh or saltwater and serve as food for fish and other aquatic organisms.
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Minute floating forms of microscopic plants and animals in water which cannot get about to any extent under their own power. They form the important beginnings of food chains for larger animals. Plank [..]
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1) Small, usually microscopic, plants (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) in aquatic systems. 2) All of the smaller floating, suspended or self-propelled organisms in a body of water.
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The plants and animals that are found drifting in the water.
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Tiny plants and animals that live in water.
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Tiny plants and animals that live in water.
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Microscopic algae (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) that float freely in the open water of lakes and oceans.
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Community of tiny aquatic Plants and Animals, and photosynthetic Bacteria, that are either free-floating or suspended in the Water, with little or no Power of Locomotion. They are divided into Phytopl [..]
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Mass of minute animal and vegetable organisms that exists in the sea below the surface and above the bottom.
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Community of tiny aquatic organisms, both PLANTS and ANIMALS, that are either free-floating or suspended in the water, with little or no power of locomotion. They are divided into PHYTOPLANKTON and ZO [..]
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animals and plants that drift in the water column
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Very small photosynthetic organims (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) that float or drift in fresh, brackish, or salt water. Plankton is a common food item for some marine mammals.
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A group of plant (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) qui organisms live in fresh, briny salt water or floating in the currents. Plankton forms the base of the food chain.
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A collection of microscopic organisms, including algae, animals, and protists, that float in huge numbers in water. Plankton is usually in largest numbers near the surface. Many animals feed on plankt [..]
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 any drifting organisms (animals, plants, archaea, or bacteria) that inhabit the pelagic zone
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All free-floating organisms in the open water. Most planktonic organisms are microscopic in size. They include protozoans, microalgae, krill, and the larvae of fish and mussels. A distinction is made [..]
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Algae and animals drifting with surrounding water.
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Small, usually microscopic, plants (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) in aquatic systems. All of the smaller floating, suspended, or self-propelled organisms in a body of water.
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Small and microscopic free-floating plants, animals and bacteria. Plankton have limited or no swimming ability and are transported by currents and tides.
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Minute plant (phytoplankton) and animal organisms (zooplankton) that are found in aquatic ecosystems.
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Plankton are forms of marine, organic life that gather vital energy for life through photosynthesis. Since they are very low on the food chain, they are vital to all marine life. They are also vital t [..]
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Floating, drifting, or feebly swimming plant and animal organisms of the sea. These are usually microscopic or very small, although jellyfish are included.
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 Passively drifting or weakly swimming organisms that occur in swarms near the surface of open water
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microscopic floating plant and animal organisms of lakes, rivers, and oceans.
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Small plants and animals that are suspended in the water and either drift with the currents or swim weakly.
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minute animal and plant life in a body of water.
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the mass of mostly microscopic organisms that float or drift freely in the waters of aquatic (freshwater and marine) environments
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mostly microscopic animal and plant life suspended in water and a valuable food source for animals cf. Phytoplankton.
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Animals and plants many of them microscopically small, that float or swim very feeblyin fresh or salt water. They are moved passivelyby winds, waves, or currents.
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Microscopic animals and plants found in seas, oceans (marine plankton) and large lakes (freshwater plankton).
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plants and animals that swim weakly, or not at all, and drift with ocean currents
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Small (often microscopic) organisms, that float in the water. (A single organism is known as a plankter.)
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Plankton are the diverse collection of organisms that live in large bodies of water and are unable to swim against a current. The individual organisms constituting plankton are called plankters. They [..]
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Plankton is a generic term for many organisms that live in bodies of water. Plankton may also refer to: Aerial plankton, atmospheric analogue to oceanic plankton Phytoplankton, the autotrophic compon [..]
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Plankton are the diverse collection of organisms that live in large bodies of water and are unable to swim against a current. The individual organisms constituting plankton are called plankters. They [..]
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Sheldon J. Plankton and Karen Plankton are fictional characters in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. They are respectively voiced by Mr. Lawrence and Jill Talley. Their [..]
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Minute plant (phytoplankton) and animal organisms (zooplankton) that are found in aquatic ecosystems.
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1891, from German Plankton (1887), coined by German physiologist Viktor Hensen (1835-1924) from Greek plankton, neuter of planktos "wandering, drifting," verbal adjective from plazesthai &qu [..]
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microscopic algae and protozoa drifting in water. Larger organisms graze them like grass.
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any drifting biota inhabiting the pelagic (non-bottom) zones of seas and lakes. Important food source for marine organisms.
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Organisms that cannot swim or are very weak swimmers and are at the mercy of the currents
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(Gk: planktos= wandering/ drifting) a collective term for the small plants and animals which float and drift in surface waters. Phytoplankton is the plant component and zooplankton the animal componen [..]
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Microorganisms living in the upper layers of aquatic systems. A distinction is made between phytoplankton, which depend on photosynthesis for their energy supply, and zooplankton, which feed on phytop [..]
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relatively small organisms that drift or float passively in the water and are carried wherever currents and tides take them. Plankton are often microscopic and are an important food source for other aquatic organisms. There are two types of plankton- phytoplankton (plants and autotrophs) and zooplankton (animals).
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n. Very small, free-floating organisms of the ocean or other aquatic systems, including phytoplankton, which produce their own nutrients through photosynthesis, or zooplankton, which get their nutrients from organisms.
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Microscopic plants (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton) found floating near the surface of the sea or lakes.
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