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plankton

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Definition tiny or microscopic plants and animals that float in water such as oceans or lakes and are eaten by larger animals such as fish
  • Plankton are important in marine food chains.
  • Scientists are wondering if they can get plankton to pull more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
  • study the plankton in ocean sediments
  • ...and he was happy to see so much plankton because it meant fish.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • plankton = tiny or microscopic plants and animals that float in water such as oceans or lakes and are eaten by larger animals such as fish
  • He might as well have been looking for a specific piece of plankton in the ocean.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • We need to reach the young, and the plankton pitching is when your watchers will be young and vast.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Plankton?" said Daphne.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Max heard the low rumble of diesel engines; snowflakes drifted like luminescent plankton across the white shine of headlights.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • He sailed over great patches of kelp and spellbinding acres of phosphorescent plankton.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • A report came up from the palmaries: At the desert edge of the plantings, the sand plankton is being poisoned through interaction with the new forms of life.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I had nightmares about what Poseidon might turn me into if I were ever on the verge of death— plankton, maybe.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • It galloped with jaws wide open, as if to collect us between its teeth the way a whale feeds on plankton.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The fish were attracted to plankton, and the plankton were attracted to the light.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • They only eat plankton.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • In water that was dense, glassy and flecked by millions of lit-up specks of plankton, fish like trucks and buses and cars and bicycles and pedestrians were madly racing about, no doubt honking and hollering at each other.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • She almost said "plankton" and was happy to have caught the slur before uttering it.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "I guess you'll see more new stuff tomorrow," Francis said, and Mae remembered the meeting with the plankton pitchers.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Hope he has enough plankton.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • As he looked down into it he saw the red sifting of the plankton in the dark water and the strange light the sun made now.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • The fish were attracted to plankton, and the plankton were attracted to the light.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun

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