BCLME regional zooplankton taxonomy and identification training workshop:
Zooplankton are the diverse assemblage of animals that drift the waters of the world’s oceans. These usually microscopic organisms occupy a key position in the pelagic food web, as they transfer organic energy produced by phytoplankton to higher trophic levels, including fish stocks exploitable by man. Thus, zooplankton plays a pivotal role in the pelagic foodweb by controlling primary production and shaping pelagic ecosystems.
07 May 2010 by iwlearn