Noun(1) the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
(1) These regions of high productivity promote the development of plankton , which feeds planktivorous fish such as anchovies.(2) plankton feeders(3) The plankton that permeates these waters attracts vast swarms of anchovies, which in turn draw millions of seabirds.(4) All plankton , kelp forests and seagrass beds are found in the euphotic zone.(5) The fish then turn to feeding on larger plankton , including small fish, before migrating down into the depths at around two years of age.(6) The young remain in the water column feeding on plankton until they are around 50 mm in length.(7) The eggs and young, which hatch in around two weeks, drift in the Oceans currents feeding upon plankton for the first few months of their life.(8) Each oyster feeds naturally on plankton brought in on the tide until the time comes for them to be lifted, washed and packed.(9) However, the seaweeds or the algae and in particularly the microscopic plankton can fix a lot more carbon than a forest can.(10) The dung feeds microscopic plankton , which are consumed by worms and larvae.(11) They may also forage for insects, plankton , mollusks, crustaceans, and small fish.(12) Every March and April, whale sharks come to Ningaloo Reef on Australia's outback coast to feed on plankton .(13) The significance of this is that other species such as shellfish and crustaceans feeding in plankton could be affected.(14) The expedition also found rings of plankton organisms that measured 10 km wide.(15) Smaller warm water plankton has replaced them and they are less nutritious, according to the scientists.(16) Manta rays live in tropical waters and feed on plankton , using their frontal flaps.
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