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11.19: Types of Marine Organisms

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benthos Organisms that live on the ocean floor.
nekton Organisms that swim through the water; fish are a good example.
phytoplankton Tiny plants that photosynthesize and create oxygen and food energy.
plankton Diverse group of tiny animals and plants that freely drift in the water.
zooplankton Tiny animals that float at the surface their whole lives or only part of their lives.

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