American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Plankton that consists of animals, including the corals, rotifers, sea anemones, and jellyfish.
- n. zoology Free-floating small protozoa, crustaceans (such as krill), etc. and the eggs and larvae from larger animals.
- n. animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
“One of the model's key assumptions was that bluefin like to spawn in waters full of organisms called zooplankton — waters that satellite data suggest were hit particularly hard by the spill.”
“When phytoplankton explode in population during the blooms, tiny animals called zooplankton - which include krill and other small crustaceans - likewise expand in number as they harvest the phytoplankton.”
“Experts say the whales gather each year off Cape Cod to feed off tiny marine creatures called zooplankton.”
“To her surprise, computer simulations and laboratory experiments at different temperatures involving microscopic ocean plants called phytoplankton and phytoplankton-eating animals called zooplankton showed their populations actually decreased with temperature.”
“Censusing the diverse, spectacular world of sea bugs called zooplankton”
“Soon, however, tiny animals called zooplankton "graze down" the algae, and the population plunges.”
“The decline may have occurred when the jellyfish food supply - fish and tiny floating animals called zooplankton - could no longer support their growing appetites, according to a”
“Based on captive breeding, Uye's team has found that the jellyfish are extremely efficient at filtering tiny creatures called zooplankton out of the water.”
“The doses of malathion in the simulated ponds were too low to directly kill the amphibians, but instead wiped out tiny animals known as zooplankton that eat algae that float in the water.”
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