Marine Life And Their Environments

1389 Words Aug 16th, 2015 6 Pages
The study of life is as interesting as life itself whether the creatures that we study walk on land, fly in the air, or swim in the ocean. Marine biology encompasses the ones that make the seven seas their home. It is the study and appreciation of marine life and their environments. From the sandy beaches to the ocean depths, from the tropical reefs to the polar ice caps, much of the life on earth thrives in the ocean, which affects us on land, too. It is understandable why we, as scientists, explorers, and curious kids would want to know more about what lives in the open sea.
But marine biology is not just simply about the creatures in the deep blue, it is also about learning of their home. The saltwater, the sun, and the sand work together to sustain these creatures and provide us, humans, with materials and benefits, as well. It is for these reasons that marine biology could include other scientific studies like ecology, botany, astronomy, geology, anthropology, chemistry, or physics. One might use ecological knowledge on the environments of aquatic life, or botany to help with underwater plants. Astronomy helps to figure the way the moon affects the tides, and geology could aid the study of the ocean floor. Through studying the ocean, we can have a better understanding of the contributions it makes to mankind and other animals that live on land. The ocean provides us with weather, temperature regulation, creatures for food, materials, and much more. Even if it is as…
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