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the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water

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The bioluminescent plankton wasn't a strong show, they would appear sporadically throughout the waves so it was quite tricky to judge which wave to take an image of.
Writing in Nature Geoscience, scientists say this change coincided with the proliferation of calcium carbonate-secreting plankton and their subsequent deposition on the ocean floor.
The persistent aquatic living sensors program, or PALS, will use snapping shrimp and bioluminescent plankton to detect manmade objects underwater.
The Continuous Plankton Recorders (CPRs) is one of the oldest surveyor program to monitor marine life on Earth.
Co-author Martin Edwards from the MBA and University of Plymouth mentions in particular that the 'Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) survey, the largest plankton monitoring programme in the world, displays long-term plankton changes highly correlated with predictions from this model'.
The word "plankton" is an umbrella term we use to describe any aquatic organism that drifts along with the ocean currents.
Though they seem so small and powerless, plankton are hardly insignificant.
Flamingos consume algae, plankton and crustaceans such as crabs and shrimps, which gives their feathers a pink hue.
She said this volcanic water seems vital to the welfare of plankton, and that plankton use up a significant amount of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
"After a few attempts of trying, I finally got to see the amazing Bioluminescent Plankton. It was magical watching the patterns appear.
Malay Mail previously reported that the islands have been closed to the public for restoration works since April 2017 due to man-made structures that threatened to wipe out its rich plethora of marine wildlife, including rare plankton that emits a blue glow in the dark along its shorelines.
"We bumped into Kris Williams, who said the plankton's started to show and I remembered his amazing photos from the Daily Post a few years ago.
However, the plankton community is able to do small displacements, mainly vertical migrations mostly due to the photoperiod, food resources and to avoid predators [5, 6].
After investigating the samples, it was found that the oxygen shortage was caused by the excessive growth of plankton, which is scientifically known as prorocentrum arcuatum, an expert from the centre said.
A new addition to the starter menu, Bellamio's marine plankton risotto sees slow marinated mazara tossed with red shrimps and fresh marine plankton, combined with risotto and topped with lime air.