Well, it's all sorta further complicated by the fact that scientists can seldom agree on pronunciations for essential Latin and Greek phonemes... which is further complicated by the several different systems of Latin pronuniaction--e.g. academic vs. church Latin. For example: "Regina Coeli" (Queen on the Skies, or Queen of Heaven) is pronounced "Ray-ghee-na
kay-lee" by academics, but "Ray-gina Chay-lee" by priests, singers etc.
So... pronouncing names like "zooplankton" can get tough... I've heard zoo-oh-plankton, but I know a lot of scientists where I work (at an Earth Science Research Facility) like to call it "zow (as in tow or throw)-o-plankton."
In other words, be ready to disgree with others on pronounciation
Every time I go into my LFS
I find myself pronouncing words like "plecostomus" "betta" and "anacharis" (I'm a FW
guy) very differently than they do, but oh well...