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plankton

(Science: marine biology) small (often microscopic) plants and animals floating, drifting or weakly swimming in bodies of fresh or salt water. The aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water.Small organisms that inhabit aquatic communities that mostly lie suspended in the water.


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Help with biological metaphor?

... Is it that one type of accounting is outlooking and the other is simply internal number crunching? If I have this right then the best parallel is plankton. Many plankton are made up of animal units with the necessary cell flexibility for rapid constant movement; that contain plants the photosynthesis ...

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by animartco
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:15 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with biological metaphor?
Replies: 10
Views: 3245

Re: Flaws of Life in a Tube

... CO2 to the top level of bodies of water. These are necessary to the survival of species, as CO2 is pumped to the surface for algea (freshwater) or plankton (saltwater) to use, and nutrients are most plentiful at the bottom. Also, the building blacks for amino acids would be far to diluted in water. ...

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by Tomn
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
Replies: 41
Views: 36703

Anyone knows what organism is this?

... Oh, and perhaps this one too? I have no idea! Sea-spider maybe not, so I assume this is also a microscopic perhaps medusa of some sort? Or plankton?

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by Alekas
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Anyone knows what organism is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

how is pollination an example of mutualism?

... their body (forgot the name) to the shark. The little ones gain some food from shark skin (i m not sure whether it is a dead skin cell or just plankton), the shark got its skin cleaned up. I hope this help, I am very sorry for my terrible example, cos Iam not a pure biologist, perhaps others ...

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by adihutama
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:37 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: how is pollination an example of mutualism?
Replies: 8
Views: 12841

Alas the creationists are right though...

... A few lucky mutations gave some early organism a neuron able to sense light and sudenly it became better able to navigate towards light where the plankton were plentiful. This early "eye" was so successful that its owners became more numerous and thus the eye started to evolve. This ...

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by biohazard
Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:19 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alas the creationists are right though...
Replies: 15
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