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  • n. Plural form of copepod.


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  • After analyzing high-speed video of three species of crustaceans known as copepods, researchers found that within milliseconds, each of these wee creatures could use its leaps to achieve speeds of a thousand times its body length per second.

  • One is reduced availability of food for adult females, notably small crustaceans called copepods and krill. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The region's water supplier, The Metropolitan District Commission, is trying to determine why microscopic aquatic organisms called copepods and rotifers have been appearing in water coming out of a water-treatment facility in Bloomfield.

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  • Algal blooms are indeed triggered by seeding with iron, just as expected, but tiny sea creatures known as copepods lunch on the excess algae, and they in turn are eaten by crustaceans called amphipods.

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  • Other little creatures, known as copepods, moved in quickly to gobble up the algae, soon followed by shrimp-like amphipods which lunched on the copepods.


  • Only seven of 680 specimens of tiny crustaceans known as copepods recently collected in the southeastern Atlantic could be identified.

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  • For example, of some 680 specimens of flea-like crustaceans known as copepods collected on a recent cruise to the southeastern Atlantic, only seven could be identified - 99 percent were new to science.

  • The scientists also collected about 680 specimens of microscopic animals called copepods, which live in the plankton, but they were able to identify only seven of them.

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  • The cholera pathogen lives naturally in the gut of a zooplankton species - tiny marine animals called copepods, these feed on the phytoplankton.

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  • In lakes and ocean ecosystems, the smallest herbivores -- small crustaceans such as copepods and krill -- eat phytoplankton, or single-celled algae that are the base of these food webs and are, in turn, important prey for larger animals.



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