Marine Scotland

Plankton definition

October 8, 2010 by No Comments | Category Marine Scotland Science

Plankton is the term for drifting organisms, from bacteria through microscopic plants (phytoplankton) and animals (zooplankton), to large jellyfish and the larvae of most fish and shellfish, that inhabit the oceans, seas and bodies of freshwater.


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