Examples of plankton in a Sentence
fish that feed mainly on plankton
Recent Examples of plankton from the Web
A humpback whale fuels its 45-foot-long body with tiny shrimp called krill and other small plants and animals called plankton.
After a day of blasts, the numbers of dead plankton rose by two to three times, and the larvae of krill—the little crustaceans that large whales depend upon—were completely annihilated.
There is clear evidence that noise of this magnitude kills or perturbs marine life at every scale—from titanic whales to tiny plankton.
From June to the beginning of November, lunar tides and monsoons increase plankton levels in areas of the Baa Atoll Unesco World Biosphere Reserve, attracting manta rays, whale sharks and other sizable fish.
The worry is that Asian carp, which can grow to 100 pounds and eat up to 20 percent of their weight per day in plankton, will ravage the Great Lakes multi billion dollar fishery.
A recent study suggests that plankton living in this frigid continuous dusk rely instead on the moon.
The daily vertical migration of plankton from the ocean depths to the surface to feed may be the largest of its kind—at least in terms of biomass.
Now, different sonar systems can pick out everything from specific species of fish to methane bubbles to tiny plankton and krill.
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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.
PLANKTON Defined for Kids
Definition of plankton for Students
: the tiny floating plants and animals of a body of water
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