3 Major Ocean Zones Intertidal Neritic Open Ocean
Ocean Zones 1)Intertidal Zone: the shallow zone that begins at the highest high-tide line on land and stretches out to the point on the continental shelf that is the lowest tide -the distance between the highest and lowest tides 2)Neritic Zone: extends from the lowest tide line out to the edge of the continental shelf 3)Open-ocean Zone: everything beyond the continental shelf that includes the deepest, darkest part of the ocean
Life in the Ocean Scientists classify marine (ocean) organisms based on two ways: 1) Where they live 2) How they move
3 Categories of Ocean Organisms Plankton – floating Nekton –free swimming Benthos –still or moving on the ocean floor
3 Categories of Ocean Organisms 1) Plankton: tiny algae and animals that float in the water and are carried by waves and currents. Algae plankton include geometrically shaped diatoms Animal plankton include tiny fish and microscopic crustaceans, such as copepods. There are a few larger plankton such as jellyfish.