copepod copepod

Definition(s):

  • (n) minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish

Usage(s):

  • Once the water is consumed by a human, the copepod is destroyed in the stomach, but the egg lives on.

News

  1. Where have all the codfish gone? Research suggests food source loss has contributed

    The mega-decline in cod and other fisheries across the North Atlantic Ocean threatens the livelihood of fishermen and communities in New England and Atlantic Canada. One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean. The first transcriptome for the key North Atlantic copepod Calanus finmarchicus has been published ...
    on February 27, 2014     Source: Science Daily

  2. Where have all the codfish gone?

    ( University of Hawaii at Manoa ) The mega-decline in cod and other fisheries across the North Atlantic Ocean threatens the livelihood of fishermen and communities in New England and Atlantic Canada. One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean. The first transcriptome for the key North Atlantic copepod Calanus ...
    on February 26, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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