Marine Biology Module 3 Review Essay

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Sea Turtles (Lessons 3.02, 3.04, 3.05) 1. • What types are typically found in Florida? o Green sea turtle o Hawksbill turtle o Leatherback turtle o Kemp’s ridley turtle o Loggerhead turtle 2. • What types are not typically found in Florida? o Olive ridley turtle o Flatback turtle 3. • What are the 2 main parts (upper and lower) of a sea turtle shell called? o Upper – carapace o Lower – plastron 4. • Can a sea turtle’s shell heal if injured? o Yes 5. • Do sea turtles need to drink freshwater? o No, they absorb the salt through special glands 6. • Do we typically find sea turtles in cold water areas? o No,…show more content…
o Restoration 26. • Be able to explain the purpose and role of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the preservation of threatened and endangered organisms. (be sure to read the ESA facts sheet on the ESA link also) * The Endangered Species Act was established in 1973 (although work began in 1966 and it took on different formats through 1976). It is one of the most significant environmental laws in America and defines endangered or threatened species. Plants and animals that are under protection are facing extinction. Federal agencies start programs to conserve important habitats, create an umbrella of laws against hunting for endangered species, and match contributions from individual states towards the project. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries SErvide (NMFS) enforce the Endangered Species Act. Sandy Beach (Lesson 3.07) 27. • Know the 3 main zones of the sandy beach o Surf zone, intertidal zone, backshore zone 28. • The middle zone is sometimes separated into what two smaller zones? o Low tide, high tide 29. • Know some major organisms that live in each of the zones – to do this, match the following 30. (Match the organism with the zone) 31. • Zone o Intertidal – sand mussel

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