plankton

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small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide anchovy
whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water baleen whale , whalebone whale
whale's hinged plates that strain plankton from water baleen , whalebone
large harmless plankton-eating northern shark; often swims slowly or floats at the sea surface basking shark , Cetorhinus maximus
minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish copepod , copepod crustacean
extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned devilfish , manta , manta ray
chiefly marine protozoa having two flagella; a chief constituent of plankton dinoflagellate
more intense El Nino that occurs every few years when the welling up of cold nutrient-rich water does not occur; kills plankton and fish and affects weather patterns El Nino southern oscillation
small commonly luminescent crustaceans; important element of marine plankton: krill Euphausiacea , order Euphausiacea
large silvery fish found worldwide in warm seas but nowhere common; resembles a whale and feeds on plankton louvar , Luvarus imperialis
photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae phytoplankton
large spotted shark of warm surface waters worldwide; resembles a whale and feeds chiefly on plankton Rhincodon typus , whale shark
minute aquatic multicellular organisms having a ciliated wheel-like organ for feeding and locomotion; constituents of freshwater plankton rotifer
animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae zooplankton
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