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Teacher’s Background Information Program 2: What Are the Major Plankton Groups? During this program we will learn how to identify the major groups of plankton and how each group uniquely contributes to the plankton community. Your packets include six black and white reproductions of the major phytoplankton groups, a plankton sample containing a variety of zooplankton, and student activities for identifications and estimates of biomass. During “live” broadcast students may want to have “Marine Plankton Concept Review Tables”, available. Three activities accompany program two: Nuts & Bolts of How To Name Things; Meeting The Marine Plankton Community; and How Much Plankton Is There In The Ocean? There are two divisions of plankton the holoplankton (permanent plankton) and the meroplankton (temporary plankton). Holoplankton includes phytoplankton (plants and protozoans) and zooplankton, while meroplankton is only zooplankton species (usually benthic invertebrates and fish). The major groups of phytoplankton are:
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