BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What is the source of nutrients and energy for the benthos of the oceanic zone?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The source of energy and nutrients for the benthic organisms in the oceans.

Introduction:

The lowest part of the water body, especially of the oceans and seas, which lies close to the bedrock is called the benthic zone. It receives no or least amount of sunlight and is usually devoid of oxygen, and the water experiences minimum turbulence.

Explanation

The organisms which occupy the benthic region are called benthos. They include bacteria, fungi, sessile animals like sponges, and a few other large-sized fishes. They obtain their nutrients from the detritus matter that sinks down from the upper layers...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

Which two minerals are the major constituents of bone? a. calcium and zinc b. sodium and magnesium c. phosphoru...

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

What wind system flows along the northern margin?

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

The cost of energy delivered to residences by electrical transmission varies from 0.070/kWh to 0.258/kWh throug...

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update (No access codes included)

We wrote that an ocean wave is, in a sense, an illusion. Whats actually moving in an ocean wave?

Oceanography: An Invitation To Marine Science, Loose-leaf Versin