What do plankton eat?



  1. mle
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    Most plankton can photosynthesize their own food.  The ones who cannot photosynthesize eat smaller plankton, bacteria, or organic matter.

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    Many plankton, called phytoplankton, produce their own food through photosynthesis, like plants do.  Some plankton eat other plankton.  Scientists are just beginning to get a better understanding of the world of plankton.  A suprisingly large amount of plankton feeding revolves around tiny bits of organic matter floating in the ocean, such as colloids and stray polymers.

    Source:  Edward O. Wilson, The Future of Life, pg. 14

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