Know Your Next Word : neuston

23. neuston :

noun :

the aggregate of minute aquatic organisms that float or swim in the surface film of a body of water

Usage :

  • In the 1970s, when [Jacques Cousteau] joined Soviet scientists studying neuston, minute organisms in the upper layers of the ocean, the researchers could not get clean samples.(Marlise Simons : Jacques Cousteau's Righteous Crusade : The New York Times : Feb 13 - 1994.)

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