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Vocabulary Term Details

Zooplankton

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zooplankton)

Zooplankton is a categorisation spanning a range of organism sizes including small protozoans and large metazoans. It includes holoplanktonic organisms whose complete life cycle lies within the plankton, as well as meroplanktonic organisms that spend part of their lives in the plankton before graduating to either the nekton or a sessile, benthic existence. Although zooplankton are primarily transported by ambient water currents, many have locomotion, used to avoid predators (as in diel vertical migration) or to increase prey encounter rate. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Plankton
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This term is used for the following terms: 
Zooplankton communities

Approved Date
05-Aug-2013

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