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see crustaceancrustacean
, primarily aquatic arthropod of the subphylum Crustacea. Most of the 44,000 crustacean species are marine, but there are many freshwater forms. The few groups that inhabit terrestrial areas have not been particularly successful in an evolutionary sense; most require
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In the Great South Channel, a deepwater passage between Nantucket and Georges Bank, thick swarms of tiny marine organisms known as copepods appear every spring.
Kelly grew the short-lived copepods in the lab for 10 generations, subjecting them to increased heat stress to select for more heat-tolerant animals.
Overall, the copepod community in the Chihuahuan Desert is a balanced mixture of Neotropical, Nearctic, cosmopolitan, and potentially endemic forms.
Population dynamics and production of a planctonic marine copepod, Acartia clausi, in a small temperate lagoon on San Juan Island, Washington.
Ludwig's plan also calls for growing rotifers and copepod nauplii in ponds or indoor tanks and redesigning a device called a rotating drum filter to harvest them.
Many cyclopoid copepods have been found to prefer mosquito larvae and to a range of other prey (20,21).
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In fact, disturbance accounted for most of the mortality of nematodes in a study of spot feeding and accounted for over 30% of the mortality of copepods (17).
Of the zooplankton taxa recorded, only the copepod and rotifer populations were at high enough densities to record distinct trends.