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This is the only image in the resources that is not original to me, though I arranged it , put the scale bars in and annotated it.  The organisms an the left are protist plankton (size group microplankton.) The organisms on the right are all zooplankton (size group macroplankton.) A key is located below

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A - various diatoms

F - a ctenophore (comb jelly)

B - various dinoflagellates

G - molluscan larvae

C - foramaniferan 

H - euphausid shrimp (krill) 

D - ciliate

I - amphipod

E - radiolarians

J - copepod

 

K - chaetognathan (arrow worm)

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