microplankton


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microplankton

small, but not microscopic, organisms drifting in a water body.
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One-celled microplankton species of Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea): A species list and a comparison with the records of adjacent regions.
In this study, the dominance of microplankton could be observed in the entire study area, with a slight increase in the proportion of picoplankton in the NG region (Figure 2(b)), which is characteristic of zones with more oligotrophic waters [24, 26].
Gorsky, "Annual microplankton cycles in Villefranche Bay, Ligurian Sea, NW Mediterranean," Journal of Plankton Research, vol.
Effects of pulp and paper mill effuents on the microplankton and microbial self-purification capabilities of the Biobio River, Chile, Sci.
The spindle-shaped microfossils are from 20 to 60 microns in length, about the size of fine sand and within the size range of today's microplankton.
Trophic role and carbon budget of metazoan microplankton in northwest Mediterranean coastal waters.
After studying microplankton remains in sediment from below, between and above the second-phase lava flows, the researchers observed that the number of living species dropped 50 percent at the onset of eruptions.
Microplankton at the equatorial Pacific (140 W) during the JGOFS EqPac Time Series studies: March to April and October 1992.
A probe measured the currents under the shelf, which were strong enough to deliver tiny creatures called microplankton to the area.