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(English) A plant plankton; a rapid build-up in abundance of phytoplankton, usually in response to nutrient build-up, can result in a `bloom'; microscopic plant life that floats in the open ocean. (See also: plankton, plankton bloom)
(French) Plancton végétal ; un développement rapide du phytoplancton, habituellement en réponse à l’augmentation brutale de la teneur en sels nutritifs, peut avoir pour résultat l'apparition d'un bloom ; végétaux microscopiques qui flottent dans l'océan ouvert. (See also: plankton, plankton bloom)
(Portuguese) Plancton vegetal; um crescimento rápido do fitoplancton, normalmente induzido por um aumento de nutrientes, causa o chamado "bloom" fitoplanctónico (vida vegetal microscópica à superfície dos oceanos). (See also: plankton, plankton bloom)

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