Definition of zooplankton
: plankton composed of animals
zooplanktonicplay \ˌzō-ə-ˌplaŋ(k)-ˈtä-nik\ adjective
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If the permits are approved anyway, air guns could begin terrorizing whales and killing zooplankton all along the Eastern Seaboard by autumn’s end.
Bugs and zooplankton that provide a feast for the young salmon feed on abundant algae there.
Throngs of zooplankton and krill would gather to feast on the nutrients.
All of their stomachs contained traces of gelatinous zooplankton, and three had bellies full of jellyfish.
Yet the question of why so many species, from the tiniest zooplankton to whales, mistake so much of it for food has never been fully explored.
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