Oceanography: An Invitation To Mar...

9th Edition
Garrison + 1 other
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN: 9781305254282

Oceanography: An Invitation To Mar...

9th Edition
Garrison + 1 other
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN: 9781305254282


Chapter 13.8, Problem 1CC
Textbook Problem

What’s a limiting factor? Can you provide an example?

Expert Solution
To determine

A limiting factor with an example.

Explanation of Solution

Marine organisms depend on the physical characteristics and chemical composition of the ocean for their survival. Any property of a physical environment that affects living creatures is called a physical factor.

The most important physical factors for marine organisms are light, salinity, temperature, dissolved gases, dissolved nutrients, hydrostatic pressure, and acid–base balance. These physical factors work together to provide the physical environment for oceanic life. However, some biological factors also affect living creatures. Biological factors are the biologically created aspects of the environment that include osmosis, diffusion, surface-to-volume ratio, and active transport.

A single factor that is often in excessive or in inadequate amounts can adversely affect the function of an organism...

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