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Shipworms Shipworms are not worms. Think you know what they are?
Shipworms Shipworms are actually clams.
Shipworms Shipworms get their name from their long, narrow, cylindrical bodies.
Shipworms A closer look at the creature reveals a shell at its front. This shell has two halves with a gap in between, like a clamshell.
Shipworms These termites of the sea have an organ full of bacteria that digest wood. They eat sawdust which they produce as they scrape through the wood.
Shipworms The bacteria take nitrogen from the water and convert it to protein for the worm. The bacteria, in return, get nutrients form their host.
Shipworms Shipworms begin life in the plankton. When it finds a piece of wood, it uses its shell to eat its way into the wood.
Shipworms As the shipworm grows, so does the burrow. Some worms can be as long as six feet.
Shipworms Their breathing siphons remain at the surface of the wood as they grow to obtain their needed oxygen.
Shipworms Once a shipworm claims a home, its stuck there for life.
Shipworms Even when removed intact and uninjured, the shipworms are unable to dig new burrows!
Shipworms Shipworms play an important role in reducing the amount of driftwood in the worlds oceans.
Cycles in Nature Chapter 25, Section 2.
The Nitrogen Cycle.
Cycles In Nature Objectives: Define the term “Cyclical”
An interactive slideshow for the youth and adults of America.
Clams come in many colors, including shades of brown, red-brown, yellow and cream They have shells consisting of two halves The halves are connected at.
Phylum Echinodermata Unit 4.
Sustainable Ecosystems. Nutrient Cycles and Energy Flow All life on earth requires water and food. Water provides the liquid component that makes up cells.
Carbon is the basis for life on Earth. 99.9% of all organisms on the planet to carbon based life. This means that all of those organisms require.
CYCLES IN THE bIOSPHERE
The Worms!. Three Phyla of Worms Flatworms – Phylum Platyhelminthes Roundworms – Phylum Nematoda Segmented worms – Phylum Annelida.
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
The Carbon Cycle. 1. How do producers like trees, algae, and grass obtain carbon? A. They get it from the ground. B. They make carbon from scratch. C.
STRUCTURE OF THE OCEAN.
ANIMALS HELP SOIL Soil is home to thousand of animals. Many are too small to be seen, but every single one is important.
Ecology: Chapter 2.2 The Carbon Cycle.
Definition-An animal with tentacles that have the ability to sting its prey or predators. Body systems-Jellyfish are shaped like umbrellas and everything.
how Do living things take in nutrients, breathe, and eliminate waste
Warm Up What is the atmosphere?. Why is the ATMOSPHERE important?
ANIMALS WHAT IS AN ANIMAL? ANIMALS ARE MANY CELLED ORGANISMS THAT MUST OBTAIN THEIR FOOD BY EATING OTHER ORGANISMS. NEED WATER, FOOD, AND OXYGEN TO SURVIVE.
Mollusks Chapter 27. Mollusk characteristics Soft-bodied animals with an internal or external shell Trochophore: free-swimming larvae stage Body plan.
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