What is the definition of phytoplankton?

Answer Phytoplankton are photosynthetic organisms that drift in the photic (sunlit) zones of marine and freshwater environments. They are extremely important in marine and freshwater food webs. Diatoms, d... Read More »

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What do phytoplankton eat?

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 »

Where do phytoplankton live?

Phytoplankton can be found in the ocean. In order to survive, they need sunlight and water, as well as nutrients such as iron. When they are not being eaten by small fish, phytoplankton have a life... 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 for phytoplankton?

The phytoplankton group encompasses a number of micro-organisms, including diatoms and dinoflagellates, which live in the ocean. As there are many species of phytoplankton, there are many scientifi... Read More »