Examples of plankton in a Sentence
fish that feed mainly on plankton
Recent Examples of plankton from the Web
Plates hang from baleen whales' upper jaws and enable them to strain the water for fish and plankton. . . . . .
Yet science knows little about the complex dynamics of plankton on ocean-wide scales.
Already, the shells of some animals are thinning, plankton are having trouble growing, and sea animals ranging from scallops to pteropods are dying out.
Near the surface, invisible to the naked eye, a swarm of microscopic plankton, some orange-pink and others dark green, swim in lazy circles, capturing the sun's rays and using the solar energy to make nutrients through photosynthesis.
As the fast-filtering mussels reduce the plankton populations, there isn’t enough food to support the diet of many foraging fish.
In these native habitats, the birds feast on a diet of algae, brine shrimp, and plankton—the same foods that San Diego's sole flamingo and a host of other birds enjoy.
Since invasive dreissenid mussels entered the lake in the 1990s, plankton levels have dropped, the water has cleared and the biomass of forage fish has declined.
Other processes cycle carbon through vast amounts of plankton in the oceans.
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Origin and Etymology of plankton
PLANKTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plankton for English Language Learners
: the very small animal and plant life in an ocean, lake, etc.
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