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Questions for plankton article

  1. 1. Questions for Article: Questions for Article:Answer all questions in complete sentences so that they are Answer all questions in complete sentences so that they areuseful study notes for you later!!! useful study notes for you later!!! Example: What does the word plankton refer to? Example: What does the word plankton refer to? Answer: the word plankton refers to the Greek word Answer: the word plankton refers to the Greek worddrifters. drifters.PARAGRAPH 1 PARAGRAPH 1Why do we call these organisms “plankton”? Why do we call these organisms “plankton”?Compare and contrast Plankton to Nekton, animals that can Compare and contrast Plankton to Nekton, animals that canswim, provide at least 2 examples. swim, provide at least 2 examples.PARAGRAPH 2 PARAGRAPH 2Why must plankton live near the surface of the ocean? Why must plankton live near the surface of the ocean?What is this zone called? What is this zone called?In your own words define “Buoyant”. In your own words define “Buoyant”.What are 3 adaptations that allow different plankton to live What are 3 adaptations that allow different plankton to livenear the surface and stay “buoyant”. near the surface and stay “buoyant”.PARAGRAPH 3 PARAGRAPH 3Define the thermocline. Define the thermocline.Explain how water density affects the daily mixing of surface Explain how water density affects the daily mixing of surfacewater. water.How does this daily mixing of surface water benefit the How does this daily mixing of surface water benefit theplankton that live near there? plankton that live near there?PARAGRAPH 4 PARAGRAPH 4Which plankton is higher up on the plankton food chain? Which plankton is higher up on the plankton food chain?PARAGRAPH 5 PARAGRAPH 5Describe the different characteristics of “jello-plankton? Describe the different characteristics of “jello-plankton?What does jello-plankton eat? What does jello-plankton eat?What is one adaptation jello-plankton have? What is one adaptation jello-plankton have?PARAGRAPH 6 PARAGRAPH 6Summarize vertical diurnal migration Summarize vertical diurnal migrationPARAGRAPH 7 PARAGRAPH 7What time of year is the optimum time for plankton growth What time of year is the optimum time for plankton growthand why? and why?

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