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- n. microscopic zooplankton
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The microscopic animals and plants that float or swim in the water.
Figure 2: Some examples of marine protists, all of which about 100 micrometers in diameter or length They fall within the size-category of the microplankton.
Nanoplankton (2 – 20 μm) are the most abundant yet several microplankton species (20 μm; some reaching 500 – 750 μm) can produce intense blooms given sufficient light, nutrients, and stratification.
Free-swimming echinopluteus sea urchin (Echinocardium cordatum) larva feeds on microplankton captured with its ciliated arms.
Plankton can also be categorized by their size range (e.g., macroplankton, microplankton, nannoplankton, and picoplankton).
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Nanoplankton (2-20 μm) are the most abundant yet several microplankton species (>