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Within the water column, copepods are the most numerous multi-cellular organisms.They often referred to as the “insects of the sea”, because of their sheer numbers and similar role in food webs as insects have on land. Marine copepods are the major food item for many other planktonic species, sea-birds, some great whales, and filter-feeding sharks. Copepod means “oar footed”.

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