What do phytoplankton eat?

Answer NASA describes phytoplankton as "plant-like organism" that comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. The average lifespan of a Phytoplankton is one or two days.What Phytoplankton EatPhytoplankton cre... Read More »

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Are phytoplankton diatoms?

Diatoms are a type of phytoplankton, a form of single-celled algae. Diatoms feature a pen or cylinder shape and a cell wall that is made of silica, according to an article by Wim Van Egmond for Mic... Read More »

Do sea urchins eat phytoplankton?

Sea urchins are omnivorous: They eat plants and animals. While they primarily graze on algae and seagrass, they also eat tunicates, sponges and detritus-organic material that settles to the sea flo... Read More »

What is the size of phytoplankton?

Phytoplankton are generally very small organisms that range in size from about 60 micrometers to 150 micrometers in length. (A micrometer is 1 millionth of a meter.) In the cases where phytoplankto... Read More »

What is the scientific name of phytoplankton?

Phytoplankton are microorganisms that help break down waste in marine environments, according to Wet Web Media. The scientific names of the many species that make up phytoplankton include Chaetocer... Read More »