nekton definition

  • noun:
    • The number of marine and freshwater organisms that can swim easily and tend to be separate of currents, ranging in dimensions from microscopic organisms to whales.
    • A generic term for organisms in the ocean which can be capable of swimming individually of currents.
    • The aggregate of definitely swimming pets in a body of liquid ranging from microscopic organisms to whales.
    • cycling organisms considered collectively and in contrast with those who float and the ones that reside upon or in the underside. See plankton, benthos.
    • the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water which range from microscopic organisms to whales

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