Origin of plankton
Related formsplank·ton·ic [plangk-ton-ik] /plæŋkˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for plankton
Jellyfish eat the eggs and larvae of other species higher on the food chain, as well as the plankton that those larvae would eat.Beware at the Beach, the Jellyfish Rule the Seas and It’s Our Fault|Lisa-ann Gershwin|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plankton, those wily producers of every second breath of oxygen you breath, will be naked and vulnerable.
The plankton (small floating animals) is distributed in the morning, other animals as required.
Nine tenths of the species are marine; of these some are pelagic, and their transparent forms constitute a part of the plankton.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
During the drift of the Endurance samples of plankton were taken almost daily during an Antarctic summer and winter.South!|Sir Ernest Shackleton
He does not annihilate the realms of plankton, lying layer on layer in its deluging, consuming soil.The Holy Earth|L. H. Bailey
So much for the surface population of the ocean—the plankton layer is regarded as a hundred fathoms thick.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll