Meaning of zooplankton in English:


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mass nounBiology
  • Plankton consisting of small animals and the immature stages of larger animals.

    ‘They typically eat insects and floating vegetable matter but their diet also includes zooplankton, aquatic insect larvae, and worms.’
    • ‘These species are small-bodied, cold water species that are generalist feeders on planktivorous zooplankton and benthic organisms.’
    • ‘Oil and gas was formed around 100 million years ago when tiny marine plants and animals called phytoplankton and zooplankton floated on the sea's surface.’
    • ‘According to our results, predation on zooplankton appears to continue beyond larval life stages in the Richibucto Estuary.’
    • ‘If preferred prey species are not present at these depths, lake trout may then resort to feeding on zooplankton and invertebrates.’
    • ‘In addition, it might be physically impossible for newly hatched zooplankton to emerge into the water column were they to hatch more than a few millimeters deep in the mud.’
    • ‘Coleoidea, Crustaceans, nudibranch mollusks and polychaete worms make up a large part of the larger zooplankton.’
    • ‘The larvae spend several months as floating zooplankton before settling down onto the reef.’
    • ‘Young bluegills eat mainly zooplankton, but as they grow older, they become opportunistic and devour almost anything that fits into their mouths.’
    • ‘These tanks received a continual turn-over of water pumped from Loch Lomond and were therefore rich in zooplankton.’
    • ‘When at sea, they eat zooplankton and other small creatures that rise to the surface at convergence zones.’



/ˈzuː(ə)plaŋ(k)tən/ /ˈzəʊəplaŋ(k)tən/