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Unit Six SSWIMS/Plankton Project Oceanography Fall 2001 117 Plankton Vocabulary Algae -nonvascular plants possessing chlorophyll and performing photosynthesis Autotroph -an organism that produces its own food Baleen -horny material forming the fringed plates that hang from the upper jaw of certain whales Benthic -lives and/or moves on the ocean floor Carnivore -an organism that eats only meat Cellulose -the main component of plant cell walls Cilia -tiny, hairlike projections; used for locomotion in some one-celled organisms Density -relationship of mass to volume Diatom -microscopic, golden-brown algae having cell walls made of silica Diatomaceous earth -deposits of diatom frustules or their fossil remains Dinoflagellate -marine algae having two flagella Ecosystem -a local biological community and its pattern of interaction with its environment Flagella -whip like extensions of unicellular organisms used for locomotion Frustule -the cell wall of a diatom
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Unformatted text preview: Herbivore-an organism that eats only plants Heterotroph-an organism that does not produce its own food Holoplankton-zooplankton that spend their whole life as plankton Larva-animal stage just after hatching from an egg Meroplankton-temporary plankton Microscopic-too small to be seen with the unaided eye, but large enough to be studied under a microscope Unit Six SSWIMS/Plankton Project Oceanography Fall 2001 118 Pelagic-pertaining to or living in the open ocean Photosynthesis-the process of plants converting chlorophyll and sunlight into food Phytoplankton-microscopic plants that float near the water surface; the base of almost all food webs in the ocean and in fresh water Plankter-a single plankton Plankton-organisms which can be animal or plant that drift or swim weakly, carried about in water currents Zooplankton-animal plankton ranging from microscopic in size to the largest jellyfish...
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2011 for the course OCB 6050 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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