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Te Reo Pūtaiao

meroiti

plankton

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He rauropi mōkitokito, e noho ana i te kārewa o te wai tai me te wai māori. He tino kai tēnei ki ētahi atu rauropi huhua e noho ana i te wai. E rua ngā momo meroiti, ko te meroiti tipu me te meroiti ika. Ka haere te tukanga ahotakakame i roto i te meroiti tipu hei whakaputa pūngao mōna. Ko te nuinga o ngā meroiti ika he mawhiti, he pūhouhou ika rānei.

Small microscopic organisms which live in fresh or salt water. They constitute an important source of food for larger water-dwelling organisms. There are two main types of plankton called phytoplankton and zooplankton. Photosynthesis is carried out in phytoplankton to produce food. Most zooplankton consist of crustaceans and fish larvae.

Tauira KŌrero

Noho ai te meroiti ki tēhea paparanga o te wai? 

Whakamāramatia mai ngā momo meroiti e rua.

Kaitātari ai te tohorā i te meroiti.

Takenga Mai

meroiti - small, inconsiderable

Tauira KŌrero

Noho ai te meroiti ki tēhea paparanga o te wai? 

Whakamāramatia mai ngā momo meroiti e rua.

Kaitātari ai te tohorā i te meroiti.