Examples of plankton in a Sentence
fish that feed mainly on plankton
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Quagga and zebra mussels, which arrived in Lake Erie during the 1980s, filter micro-nutrients and plankton, allowing more sunlight for algal bloom growth and leaving less food available for young walleye and yellow perch.
The shad usually gather in open water at this time of year, coming to the surface at dawn and dusk to feed on plankton.
That’s two years of perpetual twilight without plant growth, which is probably enough to explain the extinction of plankton species in the ocean (and most things up the food chain from there).
To measure the movement of the plankton, Fram used bioacuoustic sonar equipment that is stationed off the Oregon coast.
Boaters and experts suspected the whale was trying to make its way to Alaska, where gray whales typically spend the summer feeding on plankton.
At plankton size, these particles are easily mistaken for food by anchovy, menhaden and other small fish.
That one fused cell then gave rise to all algae and plants—everything from small green plankton that float in the ocean, to the seaweed that wraps our sushi rolls, to the flowers and trees that grace our forests.
The nutrients, which get carried down from the river, feed plankton blooms that die and sink to the bottom, where their decay uses oxygen.
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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.
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