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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At the opening ceremony held at the Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Dr Lubna Hamoud Al Kharusi, director of Marine Science and Fisheries Centre at the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth, said, "This workshop is aimed to enhance the capacity of specialists in marine ecology regarding sample collection, analysis and identification of Red Tide causing phytoplankton and cysts, in addition to data andA exchange of experience with the international experts in this field.