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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nekton the aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nekton Swimming organisms considered collectively and in contrast with those that float and those that live upon or in the bottom. See plankton, benthos.
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In literature:

The plankton, which drifts upon the surface of the sea, is distinct from the nekton, which swims submerged.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

In news:

IRobot to Acquire Nekton Research, LLC Sep 10, 2008 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nekton Research, LLC, an unmanned underwater robot and technology company based in Raleigh-Durham, NC, U.S.