microplankton


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microplankton

[′mī·krə‚plaŋk·tən]
(ecology)
Zooplankton between 20 and 200 micrometers in size.
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Survival and growth of early-juvenile American lobsters Homarus americanus through their first season while fed diets of mesoplankton, microplankton, and frozen brine shrimp.
All species are filter feeders and many are fan-shaped, a growth form which maximizes contact of feeding surfaces with particles or microplankton entrained in the water column.
and microplankton blooms as causative agents of juvenile oyster disease in Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin).
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A team of experts has presented remarkable evidence that single-celled shell-building members of the marine microplankton community may have survived mass extinction by taking refuge on the sea floor.
At all stations, sea water samples were collected from nine depths (0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80 m) in 4-liter Niskin bottles for determination of temperature and salinity, and for identification and quantification of microplankton (dinoflagellates, copepod eggs, and copepod larvae) as potential larval food.
13] values of lipids from phototrophic zone microplankton and bathypelagic shrimps at the Azores sector of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Biomass distribution of pico-, nano- and microplankton on the continental shelf of Abrolhos, East Brazil.