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What are plankton?

What are plankton?<br/>

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Asked by Tlussenheide, Last updated: Apr 13, 2022

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i.Rubiny

i.Rubiny

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Answered Sep 12, 2017

Plankton are microscopic organisms that area unable to swim against the current. They are an important food source to large ocean animals like whales and fish. Although most plankton are on the microscopic level, including bacteria, algae, and protozoa, they do come as larger organisms such as jellyfish. Plankton are commonly described in relation to their size.

The larger megaplankton, such as jellyfish, measure greater than 20 centimeters, whereas the smallest plankton is the femtoplankton, measuring smaller than .2 micrometers. Plankton live in almost every body of water like oceans, seas, lakes and ponds. Plankton are at the bottom of the oceanic food chain.

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Aug 11, 2017

Animals that drift with the currents.
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