|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Dear TIm (or is it Tim?), Many species of fish, especially the juveniles, feed on the zooplankton (microscopic animals) or on the phytoplankton (algae and bacteria). Many of these fish in turn become food for the larger fish, turtles, fish- eating birds and mammals. As you can see, a lot of animals directly or indirectly depend on the plankton for survival. They all form one big complex food web. If, for some reason, all the plankton disappeared permanently, most, perhaps all, of the animals in this food web would also die off. Aydin Orstan
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