Microzooplankton are microscopic animals
that float around in water. Let's look at the
word: 'micro' means small. It usually means
something so small you can't see it without using
a microscope. 'Zoo' means animal. A zoo is a
sort of nickname for zoological garden.
'Plankton' are small living things that move
around in the water.
There are lots of different species of
zooplankton. Some are
'macrozooplankton,' meaning that they're
big enough to see without magnification, but
they're still pretty small. There are also
phytoplankton, which are tiny aquatic
plants. We tend to think that small things are
unimportant, but what would happen to the
aquatic food web if microzooplankton disappeared?
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