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marine biology voc.

Module13 voc.

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the area of the water column that extends from the surface down to about 200 m (650 ft). Epipelagic zone
species of zooplankton that spend their entire lives as plankton Holoplankton
species of zooplankton that spend only part of their lives as members of the plankton community Meroplankton
planktonic organisms living at the sea surface Neuston
daily movement of small marine animals between the photic zone and lower depths Vertical migration
organic matter dissolved in ocean water Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM)
the flow of energy in the epipelagic beginning with the phytoplankton, dissolved organic matter, and the smallest zooplankton, making energy available to the major food web Microbial loop
the process that carries colder, nutrient-rich water upward to a more shallow depth Upwelling
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