lab 07 Meroplankton - MEROPLANKTON Part I Plankton...

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MEROPLANKTON Part I
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Plankton Holoplankton Portuguese Man-O-War
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Plankton Meroplankton
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Holoplankton or Meroplankton?
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Do note that it is not always easy to place an organism in one exclusive group. There may be some exceptions.
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Bacteria Comb jelly squid White spotted Sea cucumber Dinoflagellate Giant clam octopus Gannet Copepods lobe coral Triggerfish Whale shark
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Krill Manta ray Spinner dolphin collector urchin Seahorse Upside down Jellyfish longnose hawkfish Seven eleven crab tunicate Mola mola (ocean sunfish) Peacock flounder Manta ray Spanish Dancer Nudibranch
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spotted boxfish Garden eel Divided flatworm Orange Spine Unicornfish needlefish Snowflake moray Commerson’s frogfish Sting ray
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Organisms Bacteria holoplankton Tiny organisms can’t fight the current. Many do live inside other animals. For instance, many chemosynthetic bacteria from the hydrothermal vents live inside tube worms. Dinoflagellate holoplankton These have flagella for moving in the water, but they are very small and can’t fight the current. Some dinoflagellates, like zooxanthellae, live inside the tissue of coral, anemones, jellyfish, and giant clams. Copepod holoplankton Tiny organisms can’t fight the current, but they are able to move during their daily vertical migration in the water column. Krill
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lab 07 Meroplankton - MEROPLANKTON Part I Plankton...

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