Asked in Global Warming, Shrimp, Plankton
Is plankton a small shrimp?
No, plankton are any microscopic sea-dwelling organisms. these can be plants OR animals. I just checked (April 20, 2011) on Wikipedia: plankton means 'drifter' or 'wanderer' and can be any of the plants or animals UP TO JELLYFISH size. So small shrimp known as 'krill', ARE part of what makes up plankton. Please see the link: ...
Asked in Plankton
What is a plankton and what are some examples of plankton?
Plankton are very small organisms that live in the world's oceans. There are two main categories of plankton; phytoplankton and zooplankton. Phytoplankton are small plants that cause the color of the oceans in some places to be green. They also make up the largest single biomass in the world. Zooplankton are small animals that eat phytoplankton. ...