phytoplankton


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phytoplankton

(fī″tō-plănk′tŏn) [″ + planktos, wandering]
Plant life consisting of the millions of microscopic organisms present in each cubic meter of sea water near the surface.

phytoplankton

that part of the plankton made up of plant life. Compare ZOOPLANKTON.

phytoplankton

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It should be noted that the new water treatment plant is provided with modern system for eliminating phytoplankton.
Phytoplankton as a live component of POM has been distinguished from detrital matter by measuring a labile chemical marker such as chlorophyll a (Chl a) (Marker and Gunn, 1977; Savoye et al.
As certain types of phytoplankton can make marine organisms poisonous to humans, the Ministry urges fishermen and beachgoers to refrain from fishing and collecting shellfish for consumption in the areas of red tide.
Since plants and phytoplankton both reduce the net carbon in the atmosphere, studying them and predicting their future has direct implications for where the Earth is headed in a time when human activity is adding carbon to the atmosphere at an unprecedented rate.
Different levels of disturbance affect community organization in various ways (Lopes, Ferragut, & Bicudo, 2009) and may interrupt, postpone, or redirect seasonal phytoplankton successions (Znachor, Zapomelova, Rehakova, Nedoma, & Simek, 2008).
Freshwater shrimps play an important role in the recycling of nutrients in the aquatic ecosystem especially in the processing of detritus, aquatic insects, polychaetes, other crustaceans, fish, mollusks and zooplankton, fragments of aquatic plants, planktonic algae and diatoms, and phytoplankton [1].
Environmental factors, Phytoplankton biomass, Zooplankton community, Seasonal variation, Canonical correspondence analysis.
In a study published October 2016 in the journal Science, the scientists reported that every one-degree rise in water temperature stimulated phytoplankton to reproduce sooner and more quickly, shifting the onset of blooms.
In the future, the shell-making phytoplankton "may calcify even less than we assume today based on short-term experiments.
The phytoplankton response to environmental changes can be detected through various structural characteristics such as species diversity and biomass (Reynolds, 1996).
The researchers also found that iron-rich dust, which acts as a fertilizer for phytoplankton, may have blown from land to the surface of the Southern Ocean, which in tandem with carbon released by changing ocean currents caused variations in stored C[O.
Prof Petrovskii wrote: "About two-thirds of the planet's total atmospheric oxygen is produced by ocean phytoplankton and cessation would result in the depletion of atmospheric oxygen on a global scale.