macrozooplankton

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

macro- +‎ zooplankton

NounEdit

macrozooplankton ‎(uncountable)

  1. Any relatively large plankton, visible to the naked eye; the minimum size is defined in various sources as from 0.5 mm to 5.0 mm.
    • 1999 May 14, Kenneth L. Smith & Ronald S. Kaufmann, “Long-Term Discrepancy Between Food Supply and Demand in the Deep Eastern North Pacific”[1], Science, volume 284, number 5417, DOI:10.1126/science.284.5417.1174, pages 1174-1177:
      Since the late 1970s, macrozooplankton volume in the California Current has declined over 70%, in concert with increasing sea surface temperatures (1 , 2 ).

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