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The word plankton actually comes from the Greek word planktos which means_________.
The correct answer is "wanderer"

Plankton are responsible for the largest production of _____________ in the ocean.
The correct answer is "photosynthesis"

Plankton can be classified into one of ______ sizes.
The correct answer is "7"

Phytoplanton are considered to be _________.
The correct answer is "autotrophs"

Phytoplanton are too small to be seen without the aid of a microscope and are classified as __________.
The correct answer is "nanoplankton"

Zooplankton are free-floating __________ plankton.
The correct answer is "plant"

____________ spend their entire life cycle as plankton.
The correct answer is "Holoplankton"

_____________ only spend a part of their life, usually as larvae, as plankton.
The correct answer is "Meroplankton"

Many bacterioplankton are ___________ meaning they obtain their energy by consuming dead or decaying materials produced
The correct answer is "saprotrophic"

Viroplankton is classified as _____________.
The correct answer is "femoplankton"

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