nekton

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nekton

(nĕk′tən, -tŏn′)
n.
The collection of marine and freshwater organisms that can swim freely and are generally independent of currents, ranging in size from microscopic organisms to whales.

nek·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

nekton

the population of free-swimming animals that inhabits the PELAGIC zone of oceans. Compare PLANKTON.
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