8 Types of Zooplankton (Animal-like) Temporary (or Meroplankton)2. Permanent (or Holoplankton)only part of their life cycle as plankton.whole life as plankton.
9 (zooplankton only when young) Meroplankton(zooplankton only when young)Crab LarvaReef Fish Larva
10 (spends whole life as plankton) Holoplankton(spends whole life as plankton)EuphausiidCopepodAmphipod
11 Why Are Plankton So Important? MackerelSmall fishimages/mackerel.jpgTuna
12 Aiea High School students aboard the Honu Kai Plankton TowAiea High School students aboard the Honu Kai
13 Summary – Phytoplankton Phytoplankton = plant-like planktonPhytoplankton cannot swim against major currents.Plankton their whole life.Produce 50% of all the oxygen we breathe!Adaptations: spines, chains, and hard shells.
14 Summary – Zooplankton Zooplankton = animal-like plankton. Zooplankton cannot swim against major currents.Exist as either1. meroplankton (temporary plankton)2. holoplankton (plankton their whole life).Zooplankton and phytoplankton are the base of the food web!