The Ocean has many ecosystems and animals that live and survive in there. We depend on some of the natural resources the ocean provides. We are hurting this by dangerous fishing and overfishing or overexploitation of the fish. The ocean has a great diversity
The Ocean is a miraculous place filled to the brim with foreign creatures and wondrous wildlife. From the Great Orcas of the Antarctic waters to the minuscule plankton, these marine life conquer the ocean's depths, but it's not just the creatures that reside here. Coral occupy their fair share of space upon the ocean's floor filling the waters with their glamour and residential charm for those in search of shelter.
Study Day 1 of SpongeBob's life in Bikini Bottom! Relocate him right into his Pineapple home, get a task at the Krusty Krab, and also develop your personal Bikini Bottom! As your community develops into a flourishing undersea city, you'll open brand-new characters, structures, designs, and also locations like Jellyfish Fields.
Coral reefs exist all over the world and are generally known as being one of the most diverse, intricate and beautiful of all existing marine habitats. They have many varying structures which are developed by algae and are symbiotic with various reef building corals which are referred to as, zooxanthellae (algae). There are many other factors such as, coralline algae, sponges and other various organisms that are combined with a number of cementation processes which also contribute to reef growth, (CORAL REEFS, 2015).
Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet. There are more than 25,000 known species of organisms and countless others that have yet to be identified (Helvarg, 2000). Reefs thrive on the shallow edge of tropical seas, most often on the eastern edge of continents along warm water currents that brush the coasts. Reefs cannot live in cold waters and are limited by ocean depth and available sunlight. Coral is the foundation of the reef community, providing a three-dimensional structure where thousands of species of vertebrates and invertebrates live and feed. Some species of coral are hard, while others soft. Some are branched, yet others are compact and rounded. Coral is made up of large
Aside from butterflies, we have the Northern Beach Tiger beetle which is a tiny, sand colored beetle that lives on sandy beaches throughout the middle and lower Chesapeake Bay (Chesapeake Bay Program).
Planktons! You can find them in several places on the Earth. In oceans, seas, and lakes! These organisms are those that drift, and are incapable or have little or no ability to swim. Due to that, they are moved and taken wherever by the currents of water based environments. (http://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/plankton.htm) Not to mention, they are also an important food source to many large aquatic organisms. For instance, fish and whales. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plankton) In this lab experiment, “Battle of the Plankton”, groups of students are to make their own planktonic organism out of household items that will (hopefully) have the characteristic of sinking slowly when placed in a large tank filled with fresh water. They will have
Each spring, the Delaware Bay becomes the site of one of the most spectacular and ancient phenomena in the natural world: the spawning of horseshoe crabs and the flocking of ravenous shorebirds that depend on them.
shellfish and zooplankton such as foraminifera and pteropods. These organisms, especially zooplankton, are the base of the marine food chain, as they provide energy in the form of food for animals higher up the food chain. The levels of calcium carbonate, minerals that calcifying species use to build their exoskeleton, in the ocean are disturbed by the increased amounts of carbon dioxide that is being absorbed. This new absorption is causing some parts of the ocean to become unsaturated with this important compound, and therefore making them less available to the calcifying organisms that need them. Without these protective shells, organisms are unable to survive, leading to a rapid decrease in their populations.
In 2004, the giant squid had been discovered in deep, inky waters (Schembri 1). These creatures had frequently been misconstrued as monsters throughout history, in sailors’ yarns, wives tales, and even official reports. With a length of 40 to 42 feet, the leap of faith does not seem so difficult. (Giant 1) Giant squids are not known anymore to sink ships like their Kraken persona, but they are extremely territorial, even fighting sperm whales to protect their homes (Coppens 4). Despite being capable of eating just about anything with meat on it, Giant Squids mainly feed on small fish and clams (Schembri 1). For millennia, the giant squid lived in the realm of legends. Its existence lied in the study of cryptozoology, or “the pursuit of wildlife
Seaweed is marine algae. Large algae is also known as macro algae. Although seaweed is sometimes mistaken for plants, they are not actually plants because they lack roots, stems and leaves. Like sea grass, seaweed requires sunlight for photosynthesis. Since they don't inherit roots they require hard surfaces to attach themselves to so they don't float away. Brown and red algae are usually found closer to shore, whereas red and green seaweed is found more further away in offshore areas. Algae play a large role in the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef. They create habitats for numerous invertebrates and vertebrates. In addition they are a major food source for various
Coral reefs are one of the oldest types of living systems on earth, and certainly one of the most spectacular (Goreau, 1987). They are massive underwater structures formed by the limestone skeletons of tiny invertebrate animals. Reefs house a greater diversity of body forms, chemistry, and animal phyla (thirty-two compared to the eight that inhabit the most biodiversity ecosystems on land). Phyla comprise the second largest category of living things, after kingdoms.