Examples of plankton in a Sentence
fish that feed mainly on plankton
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Marine life is as diverse as microscopic plankton and the blue whale, the largest animal known to have lived on Earth.
That suggests the birds have less body fat, and thus may be having trouble finding enough fish to eat — possibly because the continuing loss of sea ice is causing plankton, the tiny organisms on which the fish feed, to become scarce.
Rather, the broad, bespeckled animal is a filter feeder, harvesting plankton and small fish from the water simply by swimming about with its mouth agape—much like baleen whales.
The beaches in San Diego are always beautiful, but even more so now because of the blue glow created by bioluminescent plankton in the water.
Each time the whale shark came up to the photic zone to trawl for plankton, the bob would rise to the surface and (with luck) be detected by one of a network of orbiting satellites.
And, counterintuitively, those plumes have been shown to actually cause a net removal of atmospheric greenhouse gas by stimulating the growth of plankton that consume CO2.
For one thing, customers might want to rethink parking their money with this vampire squid that treats people like plankton.
The crashing of waves emerge as the rest of the symphony joins in, and the setting eventually dips under the surface to capture marine life, from plankton, octopuses, and coral to sea turtles and countless species of fish.
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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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