When thinking about getting away to some serene paradise to help forget about work or school obligations most people instantly think of the beach. Whether it be the west or east coast the beach is a universal symbol of peace and serenity, plus a little bit of fun. But this bliss has a whole different meaning to me. This is where I grew up and how I found myself. The west coast of Florida is the first time I felt the sand in my toes and the salt water on my face. These memories inspired me to give back to the ocean and its inhabitants and follow my dreams of becoming a marine biologist.
-If there is more dissolved oxygen in the water, there will be more fish present in the area the water sample is taking from.
I’ve always had a keen interest in science. When I was younger, I viewed a dolphin show online. I was instantly fanisnated and later I was informed that the trainers were special marine biologists. The idea of becoming a marine biologist is still a dominate career choice for me. Last year, I was incredibly curious with the aspects that a marine biologist has to undertake that I researched the career path as part of my PLP. This only ignited my interest even further and when I was invited to attend the Flinders University I particularly focused on the marine biology and biology lectures.
I examine how rising or falling tide can affect the water level of Corte Madera Salt Marsh in this report. The data is from Wednesday (June 19th) and Thursday (June 20th). My hypothesis is that tide and water level have positive relationship. From the result, I learn that the water level and tide have positive relationship. However, when tide changes its direction, the water level is likely to stay or little change.
Phytoplankton are microscopic photosynthesising organisms which live in water. In favourable environmental conditions they have a very high rate of reproduction. They are eaten by microscopic animals called zooplankton. In an investigation, samples of water were removed from a lake at intervals over a twelve-month period and the biomasses of these organisms were determined. The results are shown in the graph.
This article presents the impact of low oxygen waters on Chesapeake Bay Zoo-plankton. Anoxia (oxygen deficiency) reduces the cope-pod abundances in Chesapeake's bottom waters, and disrupts the cope-pods inhabits towards the bottom and their migration to the surface. Also, cope-pods will have limited survival ability in low oxygen conditions in bottom waters. Results show the number of cope-pods surviving for 24 hours were significantly lower in water containing smaller milligrams of oxygen liter. Some will have a greater chance of survival because of their low metabolism that requires smaller oxygen. Low oxygen reduces the filtration rate of zoo-plankton and the filtration rate of the fresh water. Decreased filtration reduces metabolic rate in low-oxygen conditions, generally occur in the mesohaline part in summer. Low oxygen-levels may cut phyto-plankton and Cope pod's production. Lower oxygen concentration prevents hatching and the growth of eggs, which eggs could survive a few days if temperatures are cold and as the eggs sink to the bottom.
Silvershell Beach is the home to many different aquatic species and other forms of wildlife. Last lab block the class and I went into the ocean at Silvershell beach and took seven different seine net samples. With each sample we took, we noticed a variety of different organisms. As we moved around different areas of the ocean, we would come out with changing species and number of species that we did not find in other areas of the water. Species we found included sea robin, hermit crabs, moon jellies, minnows, shrimp, eels, and more. Sample one and two were taken from around the same area in the water and there was a reappearance of three of the species. In sample one we found hermit crabs, minnows, moon jellies, and a sea robin. In sample two
Brooks and Dodson, the authors of the article titled “Predation, Body Size, and Composition of Plankton”, conducted research on the effect the small fish called Alosa Pseudoharengus has on an ecosystem, more specifically, different lakes in New England. Along with the data they collected on the aforementioned matter, they studied the sizes and the composition of the miniscule zooplankton inhabiting the lakes, and compared it with that of the Alosa. Their research uncovered important facts regarding water ecosystems and how they are so easily thrown off balance.
Plankton displays amateurish thinking by failing to stealing The Krabby Patty Formula with “Plan Z”. For example, when Plankton first discovered Plan Z, he did not realize that there even was a letter after “Y”. After reviewing all his failed plans, A-Y, Karen mentioned the letter Z. This shows his lack of knowledge for all the plans Plankton may have laying around. Another example could be when Plankton poorly framed Mr. Krabs with a note and a voicemail pretending to be the person who got the crown from Mr. Krabs to then gave to Shell City. Even though it worked out in his favor, he could of made it more believable. Plankton’s style of framing Mr. Krabs demonstrates elementary school thinking. Another example could be when his plans starts
"It was less than a second, maybe half a second, but it changed everything." said mr. krabs "just two boys walking on the out skirts of bikkini bottom" ............. " what mr krabs" said sponge bob. Its the MAIN drain from all of bikkini bottom. the door of the krusty krabs doors swings wide open " WHAT DID YOU SAY!!!!" plankton yells.
On a still, warm morning our class set out on a hike to collect water and soil samples to explore. Our water sample was collected from the first portion of Sycamore Creek located on the Los Penasquitos Trail in Sorrento Valley. Collecting 6 in. deep into the creek, we wanted to ensure that the sample in the plastic test tube included soil, algae and vegetation from the floor. The sample was allowed to sit uncapped and covered with a layer of film for 24+ hours before microscopic observation occurred.
It is a short video that examines the depth of plastic used and Europe and how they are sometimes dumping the excess waste into the ocean and that is greatly hurting the earth because there are Mediterranean animals that live there and are eating it thinking it is plankton. They also say that it is more plastic in the ocean then it is plankton in the ocean and that is a problem. When fish eat this plastic, it is known as a toxic fish because the chemicals that eats the main plastic that are the main threat is the micro plastic. This is what it takes to make plastic with some of the ingredients added like anti-inflammatory chemicals. With as much plastic it is in the ocean they believe it to be another continent. Animals die from it Plastic
Since Geology and fossils was such a broad subject, I narrowed it down to marine plankton. The article I read was written by Jorg Mutterlose. It was about the study of how micro plankton play a key role in understanding the marine biosphere in present day oceans. All understandings about ancient marine systems (fossils) must have a back ground of plankton systems and its role at the base of marine food chain. Basically that is saying the ocean organisms started out as plankton. Author Jorg Mutterlose addressed that they wanted to inform their readers about recent trends and scientific issues in the evolving field of marine plankton. Marine plankton include the oldest eukaryotic organisms which made their first appearance 2.1 million years ago.
Marine organisms has observed behavioral phenomenon which occurs vertically day and night. Diurnal vertical migrations are common phenomenon that occurs in many species of marine and different groups of zoo plankton livening in the ocean and lakes. That often observed in summer and temperate region. The migration occurs when zoo plankton or organism sink to deeper water during the day but at night they will move up to epipelagic zone. Before morn zoo plankton usually start sinking to the depth. While before sunset they start to rise and moving toward the surface.The largest migration of animals on our planet happens every night, as a wide range of species including microbes, jelly fish, worms, shrimps crustaceans, squids and fishes ascend
Phytoplankton are the autotrophic component of the plankton community. The name comes from the Greek words φυτόν (phyton), meaning "plant", and πλαγκτός (planktos), meaning "wanderer" or "drifter". Most phytoplankton are too small to be individually seen with the unaided eye. However, when present in high enough numbers, they may appear as a green discoloration of the water due to the presence of chlorophyll within their cells (although the actual color may vary with the species of phytoplankton present due to varying levels of chlorophyll or the presence of accessory pigments such as