how slippery and underhanded <said plankton>

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NewAmerica

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Does "said plankton" here mean "the so-called plankton"? Why without "the"?

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Everyone knows the ocean is full of plankton. How else would whales eat? What you may not know is how slippery and underhanded said plankton can be. Really, it deserves to get eaten by those whales.

Source: Scientific American
 
  • elroy

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    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    the plankton referred to earlier

    Why no "the"? I think it's correct with "the" as well, but most of the time it's used without "the."
     
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