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|definition= Microscopic planktonic animals that float freely in the open water. <ref>CoPraNet glossary [http://www.coastalpractice.net/glossary/index.htm]</ref>.  
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|definition= Small floating or weakly swimming animals that drift with water currents and which, with phytoplankton, make up the planktonic food supply upon which almost all oceanic organisms ultimately depend.  
 
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==Notes==
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Zooplankton are heterotrophic (non-photosynthetic) planktonic organisms, including protists, small animals, and
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larvae, which exist within the water column. See [[Marine microorganisms]].
  
 
Different types of zooplankton: see [[Marine Plankton]].
 
Different types of zooplankton: see [[Marine Plankton]].

Latest revision as of 22:11, 3 March 2022

Definition of Zooplankton:
Small floating or weakly swimming animals that drift with water currents and which, with phytoplankton, make up the planktonic food supply upon which almost all oceanic organisms ultimately depend.
This is the common definition for Zooplankton, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Notes

Zooplankton are heterotrophic (non-photosynthetic) planktonic organisms, including protists, small animals, and larvae, which exist within the water column. See Marine microorganisms.

Different types of zooplankton: see Marine Plankton.


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