Plankton are mentioned occasionally in the How to Train Your Dragon Book series.
Plankton is a term applied to a diverse and large group of organisms ranging from plants, animals, protista, bacteria, and achaebacteria. The distinction is anything living that is free-floating in marine waters that cannot swim against the tide or flows of water. This includes anything microscopic, tiny, barely visible organisms, to larger creatures such as jellyfish.
Plankton are only mentioned in the Book series as a derogatory descriptor.
In reality, though humans do not consume plankton, it occupies the lowest rungs of the food chain and is essential to many other organisms and ecosystems humans rely on.
|“||Nobody's listen to you, you plankton-hearted, fish-legged, distaster area.||”|
|“||We already TRIED that, O Plankton Brain.||”|
During an 'Advanced Rudery' lesson, Snotlout spars with Tuffnut Junior at hurling insults.
|“||You ... are a cowardly cowering cuttlefish ... with the heart of a jellyfish, the brains of a plankton, and the stink of a barrelful of mackerel heads.||”|
|— Snotlout to Tuffnut Junior in Book 2|
|“||YOU PATHETIC PIECES OF PLANKTON!||”|
|— Fishlegs in Book 4|