Plankton are, by definition, aquatic organisms that cannot swim against a current. Some species termed meroplankton are only planktonic for a short period of their life cycle, usually in early larval stages as they drift among currents. This is somewhat common in crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. In this micrograph, molted shells from an early crustaceous plankton glow under UV light.
Image by Dr. Christine Farrar, Dr. Jo-Ann Leong, Dr. Pam Omidyar, and Dr. Ruth Gates; Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
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Plankton are, by definition, aquatic organisms that cannot swim against a current. Some species termed meroplankton are only planktonic for a short period of their life cycle, usually in early larval stages as they drift among currents. This is somewhat common in crustaceans like crabs and lobsters. In this micrograph, molted shells from an early crustaceous plankton glow under UV light.

Image by Dr. Christine Farrar, Dr. Jo-Ann Leong, Dr. Pam Omidyar, and Dr. Ruth Gates; Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.

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