Kōrero: Plankton

A swarm of zooplankton (2 o 3)

A swarm of zooplankton

This swarm of small animals was photographed in waters near the Poor Knights Islands, in northern New Zealand. Most of these are salps, transparent barrel-shaped creatures that are closely related to sea squirts. Salps reproduce rapidly when there is plenty of phytoplankton to eat.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Plankton - Plant plankton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5133/a-swarm-of-zooplankton (accessed 23 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006