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nanoplankton

(năn′ə-plăngk′tən)
n.
Variant of nannoplankton.
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Morphology, taxonomy and distribution of extant coccolithophorids (calcareous nannoplankton).
It was only recently that scientists discovered a connection between nannoplankton and the earth's climate (SN: 12/5/87, p.362).
The researchers, using 823 samples from 17 drilling sites in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, analyzed the community structure of calcareous - shelled - nannoplankton.
Phytoplankton comprised diatoms (73.3%), dinoflagellates (10.4%), nannoplankton (18.8%), cyanobacteria (3.3%), and silicoflagellates (2.2%).
The sequence consists of sparse foraminiferal nannoplankton limestones of variable indurations.
The role of heterotrophic nannoplankton in the grazing and nurturing of planktonic bacteria in the Sargasso and Caribbean Seas.
According to a report in Nature News, the researchers said that the most severe extinctions of nannoplankton happened in the northern oceans and that the ecosystems there took 300,000 years to recover, much longer than in the south.