Cheat Sheet for Biological Oceanography Midterm assignment

Planktons: groups of tiny floating organisms that cannot swim against the current. Taxonomy: size, function, autotrophs-producers, heterotrophs-consumers/decomposers, mixotrophs, complex, symbiotic/parasitic *Small to big: femtoplankton (viruses), pico (bacteria), nano (diatoms, dinoflagellates), micro(sameasnano+protozoa), meso(mostly zooplankton), macroplankton *Grazing food chain: Phyto->zooplk->fish*Sinking flux: dead…