Are plankton bacteria?

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Are plankton bacteria?

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answered Nov 16, 2022 by Saramouche (5,520 points)
Some plankton such as phytoplankton are bacteria while some plankton are also protists and most of them are single celled plants.

Plankton and other filter feeding animals including Zooplankton do eat bacteria and also break down and eat dead plants and other matter.

Through this process of the plankton eating the bacteria and breaking down the dead plants and matter the nutrients in the dead plants and other animal matter then once again become available for new growing plants.

Plankton is so important to life on earth and for the aquatic life as plankton is responsible for maintaining health and balance of the ocean and also it's complex food webs.

Plankton are also important as they create nutrients, oxygen and biomass that sustain terrestrial life which includes the food that we eat and the are that we breathe.

Without plankton we would not have any food or air to breathe and everything including us humans would die off.

Plankton come from beneath the surface of oceans, ponds, rivers and lakes and are a collection of tiny organisms that live across the planet in those places.

There are two main types of plankton which are phytoplankton, which are plants, and zooplankton, which are animals.

The Zooplankton and other small marine creatures eat phytoplankton and then become food for fish, crustaceans, and other larger species.

Plankton is sometimes harmful to humans as there can be some harmful plankton blooms that can make people as well as animals sick.

However some types of plankton are not harmful to humans are actually beneficial to humans.

The 3 main types of phytoplankton cause most blooms that make people and animals sick are Cyanobacteria (sometimes called blue-green algae)

The rate and speed at which phytoplankton grow is from 0.11–1.08 day.

However, the growth rates of phytoplankton cultures grown under nutrient-replete conditions range from 0.26 to 2.75 day.

Given enough sunlight, CO2, and nutrients, populations of phytoplankton can reproduce explosively, doubling their numbers in just one day.

Marine phytoplankton is not the same as spirulina.

Spirulina is a blue-ish green cyanobacteria algae that grows in fresh water and marine phytoplankton is an oceanic plankton.

Karen Phytoplankton takes on average of 30 days to 60 days to fully take effect and work.

However when taken daily you should see some results of the Karen Phytoplankton instantly or soon after taking the Karen Phytoplankton.

Karen phytoplankton and phytoplankton are good for treating and eliminating menopause symptoms such as hot flashes.

Many women who have had or have menopause reported that taking Karen phytoplankton and phytoplankton supplements eliminated hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.

Phytoplankton is worth taking as it contains lots of Vitamins and can also improve your body's immune system to help you fight off diseases and infections.

Phytoplankton is worth taking because of it's ability to strengthen your cell membranes and also induce cell regeneration.

Phytoplankton is high in Vitamin E, bioflavonoids, beta-Carotene and alanine which also helps strengthen and improve your immune system.

The side effects of taking phytoplankton are nausea, burping, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, stomach pain or stomach discomfort, joint pain and heartburn.

Phytoplankton does expire and has a shelf life of around 12 months.

Phytoplankton will also settle out of suspension and also die if left packed down on the bottom too long.

Phytoplankton does not need to be refrigerated as it contains preserving agents which prevent the phytoplankton from going bad.

You can keep phytoplankton at room temperature and it will be just fine.

Phytoplankton is edible and is most often eaten as a supplement.

When phytoplankton is eaten as a supplement it's thought to be a mood lifter and is recommended as an addition to depression diet treatment plans.

Phytoplankton Supplementation Lowers Muscle Damage and Sustains Performance across Repeated Exercise Bouts in Humans and Improves Antioxidant Capacity in a Mechanistic Animal.

The phytoplankton powder tastes green, healthy, slightly aquatic.

Not disimilar to spirulina, chlorella or wild blue green algae if you've ever taste those but, we think, milder, sweeter and more palatable.

If you have any problem with the taste of phytoplankton, simply mix it into juice or a smoothie and you won't notice it!

Phytoplankton and algae form the bases of aquatic food webs.

They are eaten by primary consumers like zooplankton, small fish, and crustaceans.

Primary consumers are in turn eaten by fish, small sharks, corals, and baleen whales.

Most phytoplankton are harmless to animals.

However, a few species can produce toxic, or poisonous, chemicals.

Some dinoflagellates and diatoms can make poisonous compounds that cause diarrhea, paralysis, dizziness, and even memory loss.

Not only do marine phytoplankton toxins cause seafood poisoning, but they also induce skin, liver, hepatic, and gastrointestinal tumor promotion activity.

Additionally, the toxins cause allergic reactions, irritants, headaches, and several other diseases.

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