Zooplankton

Science / Marine Biology / Zooplankton: Animal members of the plankton

Food Chain

Science / Biology / Food Chain: The simplest representation of energy fiow in a community. At the base is energy stored in plants, which are eaten by small organisms, which in turn are eaten by progressively larger organisms; the fo MORE

Plankton

Science / Marine Biology / Plankton: Pelagic organisms that float through the water column, not attached to any substrate and unable to move against the currents and tides. Plankton can be further divided into phytoplankton and zooplankt MORE

Comb Jellies

Science / Marine Biology / Comb Jellies: Members of the phylum Ctenophora, a group of gelatinous forms feeding on smaller zooplankton MORE

Phytoplankton

Science / Biology / Phytoplankton: A fioating layer of photosynthetic organisms, including algae, that are an important source of atmospheric oxygen and form the base of the aquatic food chain. MORE

Secondary Consumer

Science / Marine Biology / Secondary Consumer: A heterotrophic, carnivorous organism that feeds on a primary consumer. Herring feeding on zooplankton are an example of a secondary consumer. See also food chain, heterotroph, primary consumer. MORE

Deep-Scattering Layer

Science / Marine Biology / Deep-Scattering Layer: Well-defined horizon in the ocean that reflects sonar; indicates a layer usually consisting of fishes, squid, or other larger zooplankton MORE

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