Translation of plankton in Spanish:

plankton

plancton, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈplaŋ(k)t(ə)n//ˈplæŋktən//ˈplaŋ(k)tɒn/

noun

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    plancton masculine
    • They may also forage for insects, plankton, mollusks, crustaceans, and small fish.
    • Scientists say that the change in species of plankton, from cold water types to warm water, are less favourable to cod in its juvenile stage.
    • Every March and April, whale sharks come to Ningaloo Reef on Australia's outback coast to feed on plankton.
    • The eggs and young, which hatch in around two weeks, drift in the Oceans currents feeding upon plankton for the first few months of their life.
    • The plankton that permeates these waters attracts vast swarms of anchovies, which in turn draw millions of seabirds.
    • All plankton, kelp forests and seagrass beds are found in the euphotic zone.
    • In the newly exposed waters and throughout the North Atlantic Ocean, plankton growth is prodigious.
    • The fish then turn to feeding on larger plankton, including small fish, before migrating down into the depths at around two years of age.
    • Whales eat big fish, which eat medium fish, which eat small fish, which eat smaller fish, which eat plankton.
    • Microscopic plankton trapped in the finely tipped gills are pulled slowly into waiting mouths.
    • The production of plankton is directly related to the fertility of the water.
    • Manta rays live in tropical waters and feed on plankton, using their frontal flaps.
    • These regions of high productivity promote the development of plankton, which feeds planktivorous fish such as anchovies.
    • The expedition also found rings of plankton organisms that measured 10 km wide.
    • Smaller warm water plankton has replaced them and they are less nutritious, according to the scientists.
    • They have no teeth, and feed by ‘hoovering up’ tiny plankton from the sea.
    • The significance of this is that other species such as shellfish and crustaceans feeding in plankton could be affected.
    • The young remain in the water column feeding on plankton until they are around 50 mm in length.
    • The dung feeds microscopic plankton, which are consumed by worms and larvae.
    • However, the seaweeds or the algae and in particularly the microscopic plankton can fix a lot more carbon than a forest can.
    • Each oyster feeds naturally on plankton brought in on the tide until the time comes for them to be lifted, washed and packed.