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These different mesh sizes would hopefully catch a range of plankton from Mesozooplankton to Picoplankton. The water samples would be taken back to the lab where we would attempt to identify the individuals to species level. To do this we would use different microscopes, depending on the size of organism and identification guides. We had the option to either use a binocular microscope or a monocular microscope. Discussion Nutrients is vital for the survival and formation of a food web, it is essential for the growth of plankton. In the marine environment Nitrogen is usually the growth-limiting nutrient.
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