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Search Results for: plankton

Plankton

plankton (Science: marine biology) small (often microscopic) plants and animals floating, drifting or weakly swimming in... Read More

Zooplankton

Definition noun Animal or animal-like constituent of plankton, comprised mainly of freely floating protozoa, small... Read More

Freshwater Communities & Plankton

Plankton are microscopic organisms that live suspended in the water environment and form a very important part of the... Read More

Mycoplankton

Definition noun The fungi or fungus-like component of plankton Supplement Plankton pertain to the small organisms that... Read More

Bacterioplankton

Definition noun The bacterial component of plankton of aquatic ecosystems Supplement Plankton pertain to the small organisms... Read More

Phytoplankton

Definition noun Photosynthetic (plant-like) constituent of plankton, mainly comprised of unicellular... Read More

Kelp Forest

Definition noun, The most biologically productive habitat found in the cold rich nutrient marine ecosystem. Supplement The... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Lotic Communities & Animals

A running water environment offers numerous microhabitats that simulate favorable conditions for many types of animals to... Read More

Trophic level

In ecology, a trophic level pertains to a position in a food chain or ecological pyramid occupied by a group of organisms... Read More

Autotroph

Autotroph Definition What is an autotroph? In biology and ecology, an autotroph is an organism capable of making nutritive... Read More

Biodiversity in Your Backyard – It’s a Jungle Out There!

Here's a trick question: how many animals do you depend on every day to stay alive? How many plants? And what about other... Read More

Heterotroph

Heterotroph Definition What is a heterotroph? Does a heterotroph make its own food? In biology and ecology, a heterotroph... Read More

Outwelling

Definition noun Outflows of organic carbon particulates that tend to expel salt, silicate, nitrate and orthophosphate from... Read More

Predator

Definition noun, plural: predators (ecology) An organism that preys upon other organisms. Supplement In ecology, predators... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Physical characteristics of Sharks

Physical Characteristics of Sharks An article from Wikipedia Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of fish with... Read More

Kelp

Definition noun, plural: kelps A brown seaweed of the order Laminariales Supplement The kelp is a brown seaweed... Read More

Millepora alcicornis

Millepora alcicornis is a species of the family Milleporidae, class Hydrozoa, phylum Cnidaria. It is a colonial fire coral... Read More

Arthropods

There are over two million species of arthropods, who initially arrived on Earth in the middle of the Cambrian period.... Read More

No Chokky for Your Kids? – Why You Should Care About Biodiversity

No Chokky for Your Kids? - Why You Should Care About Biodiversity Imagine a world without chocolate. It could happen. It's... Read More

Kelp

The swaying and winding of kelp in the ocean currents has an entrancing, hypnotic quality that would be the envy of the... Read More