Plankton: (From the Greek word that means to "drift or wander") A general term that refers to non or weak swimming organisms living in water.
Note: All samples from near coastal waters off Santa Cruz, Ca unless otherwise stated.
Note: All photos taken by Keith Dahlin.
Zoo-plankton: (Greek; "animal-wanderer")
Phyto-plankton: (Greek; "plant-wanderer")
Cope-pod (Greek; "oar-foot") - 11,500 spp. described.