Fumee Lake Natural
Limnological Survey Plankton
Plankton are the minute plants and animals free-floating and
suspended in the water column. There are two categories of plankton -
phytoplankton (plants) and zooplankton (animals). Phytoplankton are the base of
the food chain. Zooplankton are primary consumers, feeding on the algae. They in
turn are food for small fish.
Water bottle samples were used to collect phytoplankton and a Wisconsin Net was used to collect zooplankton. There was no zooplankton found in the samples.
|Phylum Chlorophyta - Greens|
|Phylum Pyrrhophyta - Dinoflagellates|
|Trachelomonas sp.||Fairly Common|