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  Plankton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plankton are drifting organisms that inhabit the water column of oceans, seas, and bodies of fresh water.
While some forms of plankton are capable of independent movement and can swim up to several hundreds of metres vertically in a single day (a behavior called diel vertical migration), their horizontal position is primarily determined by currents in the body of water they inhabit.
Plankton abundance and distribution are strongly dependent on factors such as ambient nutrients concentrations, the physical state of the water column, and the abundance of other plankton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plankton   (1222 words)

 Plankton! - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plankton, enticed by this, attempts to take the Krabby Patty himself, but falls into the analyser (which reveals him to be "1% evil, 99% hot gas").
This is also the very first time Plankton is seen scheming to steal the Krabby Patty formula so he could improve the Chum Bucket and put Mr.
SpongeBob's line to Plankton when he is in his brain, "Leave my brain alone!" has become a staple on T-shirts and in pop culture for media manipulation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plankton!   (695 words)

The free-floating organisms known as plankton, from the Greek "wandering," are the drifters of the ocean.
Many marine plankton are found in the deep waters of the outer ocean, or pelagic waters, whereas others are found in the shallow waters known as the neritic zone.
Many of the neritic plankton are known as meroplankton, and spend only a brief period of their life cycle in the planktonic category.
www.waterencyclopedia.com /Oc-Po/Plankton.html   (1679 words)

 Plankton - MSN Encarta
Plankton, collective term for a variety of marine and freshwater organisms that drift on or near the surface of the water.
The other component of the plankton, the zooplankton, comprises protozoa and small crustaceans, jellyfish, worms, and mollusks, together with the eggs and larvae of the many animal species inhabiting marine and fresh waters.
Marine plankton occasionally becomes so numerous that the organisms color the water; such sudden population increases are called tides.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761554243   (373 words)

 Plankton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plankton - Organisms such as jellyfish, seaweeds, and microscopic plants and animals that passively drift or are weak swimmers and are not independent of the currents.
This plankton supports a smaller number of larger forms which feed on them, and these in turn, a still smaller number of larger organisms, are fed upon by still fewer and larger organisms.
Plankton also includes the plant-animal, dinoflagellates, which are tiny specks that can move with whip-like feelers and eat other things but are also to make their own food.
www.njmsc.org /Education/Lesson_Plans/Plankton.htm   (2693 words)

"Plankton" is Greek for "wanderer" and refers collectively to all drifting or floating sea life or that which swims so slowly that is virtually at the mercy of the wind and tide.
Washington, D.C. Plankton is a term of Greek origin used to describe all the various aquatic plants and animals, both marine and freshwater, which have little motility of their own.
A newly hatched fish is part of the plankton but it is impossible to state the exact size at which it ceases to be planktonic because of its growing ability to swim.
www.rsmas.miami.edu /support/lib/seas/seasQA/QAs/p/plankton.html   (4035 words)

Obviously these plankton would have a repro- ductive cycle which is greater then the protein skimmer/ozone kill potential.
Plankton Types - Picoplankton 0.2 - 2 microns (mostly bacteria) Nanoplankton 2 - 20 microns Microplankton 20 - 200 microns Mesoplankton 0.2 - 2.0 mm Macroplankton 2 - 5 mm Megaplankton > 5 mm Every marine tank has picoplankton in the form of bacteria.
The plankton in my tank that I am referring to are nanoplankton, microplankton and mesoplankton.
www.thekrib.com /Marine/plankton.html   (847 words)

 Feral Media - Bands
Plankton is a four-piece instrumental band, whose members share diverse but complementary musical passions, and who create a beautiful, uplifting, memorable and sometimes challenging fusion of styles.
Plankton came together in their final year of study and early gigs were played in the uni and in pubs around Lismore.
A sampler of Plankton's new sounds, 'Songs For Spring', was released to media in late 2002, and was a preview of the band's new sonic terrain.
www.feralmedia.com.au /plankton.php?selectedPage=About   (916 words)

 Beyond the Reef - What is Plankton?
Plankton is made up of animals and plants that either float passively in the water, or possess such limited powers of swimming that they are carried from place to place by the currents.
Plankton range in size from tiny microbes, which are invisible to the naked eye, to jellyfish metres long.
Planktonic organisms are food for a range of animals from barnacles and sea squirts to large fish and whales.
www.amonline.net.au /exhibitions/beyond/what   (161 words)

 CAIDA : tools : visualization : plankton : Paper
Plankton then places each node in this array across a base angle that defaults to 180 degrees unless there is only a single root node, in which case it uses 360 degrees.
Plankton draws each cache on the display by converting the latitude and longitude into an (x,y) coordinate, mapped in the display area.
Plankton thus allows the user to adjust the size and thickness of both nodes and links drawn on the map for better viewing.
www.caida.org /tools/visualization/plankton/Paper/plankton.xml   (3599 words)

As such these organisms are distinguished from those that are found floating at the surface (neuston), living on the bottom (benthos), and swimming strongly enough to maintain their distribution or migrate from place to place (nekton).
Plankton is fundamental to the ecology of all watery environments, particularly in the sea by virtue of its vastness.
These temporary members of the plankton are termed meroplankton, in contrast to the holoplankton, which are adapted to a permanent life in the plankton, unbounded by solid boundaries, shore and sea-bed.
www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk /whales_dolphins/plankton.asp   (862 words)

 Plankton (NY Rock)
Formed two-and-a-half years ago, Plankton members consist of Slater on lead vocals, guitar (and occasional bongos), Shumway on lead guitar and vocals, Dennis Greeley on bass, and Brian Kelsey temporarily filling in on drums.
At the risk of pigeon-holing the band, I would describe Plankton's sound as a female-fronted Marcy Playground or Ben Folds Five, sort of a mellower modern rock, yet not short on moments of intense emotion.
Plankton has 120 people on their mailing list, many of whom regularly attend the shows.
www.nyrock.com /reviews/plankton.htm   (533 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hurricanes spur growth of plankton in the ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A plankton bloom following one severe Lake Michigan storm lasted a "couple of weeks" and led to a big improvement in the growth of larval perch, which fed on the algae, said Cuhel, who was not part of Babin's research team.
Whether the amount of carbon dioxide removed by plankton blooms after a hurricane is significant remains to be determined, Babin said.
In some cases the bloom of plant plankton was quickly followed by a growth of zooplankton —; tiny animals that eat the plants, Cuhel said.
www.usatoday.com /weather/news/2004-07-06-hurricanes-plankton_x.htm   (838 words)

 Lake Okeechobee - In-Lake Projects, Plankton Assessment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This project deals with the Lake's plankton -- a group of microscopic plants and animals that are suspended in the water column.
Plankton comprises the base of a food web that supports fish; plankton also includes the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) that can form noxious blooms that impact water quality.
Quantitative data on plankton therefore are a key part of a lake restoration evaluation.
www.sfwmd.gov /org/wrp/wrp_okee/projects/plankton.html   (185 words)

 Plankton Life - Help a little Plankton to avoid the enemies, eat the food stuff and grow into a powerful creature, in ...
Plankton Life - Help a little Plankton to avoid the enemies, eat the food stuff and grow into a powerful creature, in this evolution game.
This is an addictive game where you have to help a little Plankton to survive for as long as you can.
The Plankton will continue to evolve and grow until you protect it from the enemies.
plankton-life.freeonlinegames.com   (164 words)

 Benguela Current, Plankton Bloom
Plankton find a rich feeding ground in the cold waters lying off the Namibian Desert coast.
The band of clouds across the top right of the frame has been created by the interaction of the colder waters of the current and the atmosphere, so the boundary between the cold coastal waters of the Benguela Current is clearly evident to the space observer.
It is one of the subtle wonders of the fragile earthly environment that plankton, and the fish that feed on them, should find such attractive feeding grounds sandwiched between the Namibian desert, one of the driest places on earth, and the warm, nutrient-poor waters of the central Atlantic.
www.solarviews.com /cap/earth/plankton.htm   (157 words)

 Zooplankton- Enchanted Learning Software
Plankton are microscopic organisms that float freely with oceanic currents and in other bodies of water.
Plankton is made up of tiny plants (called phytoplankton) and tiny animals (called zooplankton).
Food Web: Plankton is the first link in the marine food chain; it is eaten by many organisms, including mussels, fish, birds, and mammals (like baleen whales).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/invertebrates/plankton/Planktonprintout.shtml   (232 words)

 CD Baby: PLANKTON: Humble Colossus
PLANKTON also features an absolutely killer powerhouse rhythm section in the form of TOMAS THORBERG on bass, SEBASTIAN SIPPOLA on drums and LARS NORMALM on percussion.
There is an astounding, dynamic musical interplay between all 5 PLANKTON brothers with a strong emphasis on memorable / standout compositions, which is a rarity amongst most instrumental guitar music.
The compositional skills of PLANKTON are stunning to say the least and definitely set them apart from the rest.
cdbaby.com /cd/plankton2   (888 words)

 NOAA's Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration | Edmonds Dock Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plankton are the smallest creatures we saw, but they're also the most important, since all the other creatures we saw depend on them.
Plankton are very small or microscopic organisms that have little or no power of locomotion, looking like specks of dust in the water.
Because plankton are often more numerous near the surface of the water, they are more likely to come in contact with surface or dispersed oil; however, the effects of toxic levels of oil on micro-organisms, such as plankton, are poorly understood.
response.restoration.noaa.gov /living/watercolumn/edmonds/07.html   (335 words)

 WHOI : Instruments : Video Plankton Recorder (VPR)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Video Plankton Recorder (VPR) is an underwater video microscope that images plankton and particles in the size range from 0.1 mm to 1 cm.
The Video Plankton Recorder (VPR) is an underwater video microscope system that that takes images of plankton and particulate matter as small as 50 microns and up to a few centimeters in size.
The instrument is used to help scientists quickly measure the distributional patterns of plankton without destroying their delicate forms, as can happen when using nets and bottles.
www.whoi.edu /instruments/viewInstrument.do?id=1007   (540 words)

 CD Baby: PLANKTON: Rare Tracks
Both guitarists are incredible world-class players who have found their own original voices on their instruments and have achieved true heavy guitar greatness.
(Plankton’s awesome version of “F.U.B.B.” also landed on a recent WISHBONE ASH tribute disc and was HIGHLY received by the band and their fans alike).
The music of PLANKTON ranges from hard-assed funked-out Hendrix wah-wah land to the deepest vintage Trower to Uli's astral skies to elegantly trippy tones that are “guaranteed to blow your heavy guitar mind”.
cdbaby.com /cd/plankton3   (686 words)

Consists of a complete plankton net (as described above), a choker band and line for attachment to double-trip mechanism, snapper block, plus endless loop sewn to cod end.
The double-trip mechanism, to which the rolled plankton net attaches, consists of the double-trip frame (1000DT), cable stop (1000-WS), and 2 GO Devil messengers (1000MG).
Net and mesh formula: The model 5100 series plankton net model indicates shape, mouth diameter, length and mesh opening of a particular unit.
www.generaloceanics.com /genocean/plankton.htm   (454 words)

 Plankton Records - suntithenai or synthesis of many into one   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As of January 01, 2006, Plankton Records will be officially doing business as Plankton Records.
As a conduit of communication and a method of voting or reaching consensus, the private forum and upload spot should be a really useful.
Contracting for digital distribution and moving slowly up the marketing chain is the objective of P.R. Being committed to that strategy makes P.R. a good choice for artists across the boards.
www.planktonrecords.com   (536 words)

 A comparison of plastic and plankton in the North Pacific central gyre Marine Pollution Bulletin, v.42, n.12, Dec01 ...
Plankton abundance was approximately five times higher than that of plastic, but the mass of plastic was approximately six times that of plankton.
A total of 152,244 planktonic organisms weighing approximately 70 g were collected from the surface water in the gyre, with a mean abundance of 1,837,342 organisms/ km' and mean mass of 841 g/km
Plankton abundance was higher than plastic abundance in 8 out of 11 samples, with the difference being much higher at night (Figure 2).
www.mindfully.org /Plastic/Moore-North-Pacific-Central-Gyre.htm   (2368 words)

 Pineapple Under the Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plankton: Yes…and after all these years, I thought I was the master of torture, but that.
Plankton: "F" is for fire that Burns down the Whole town.
Plankton: "N" is for n-e where and n-e time at all.
groups.msn.com /PineappleUndertheSea/yourwebpage12.msnw   (1022 words)

 Beyond the Reef - Meroplankton
Meroplankton spend only the larval or early stages of their life as part of the plankton and spend their adult lives on the reef.
While living in the plankton, meroplankton either feed on other members of the plankton, or they live off the yolk they have retained from the egg they hatched from.
Scientists in recent years have discovered that many of these tiny animals in the plankton (in particular larval fish and crustaceans) quickly become very good swimmers capable of incredible feats of speed and endurance.
www.amonline.net.au /exhibitions/beyond/meroplankton/index.htm   (221 words)

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