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Zones of the Ocean. INTERTIDAL ZONE INTERTIDAL ZONE NERITIC ZONE INTERTIDAL ZONE NERITIC ZONE.

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1 Zones of the Ocean

2 INTERTIDAL ZONE

3 INTERTIDAL ZONE NERITIC ZONE INTERTIDAL ZONE NERITIC ZONE

4 INTERTIDAL ZONE NERITIC ZONE OCEANIC ZONE

5 INTERTIDAL ZONE NERITIC ZONE OCEANIC ZONE BENTHIC ZONE

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7 INTERTIDAL ZONE – from high tide line to low tide line Pounding waves Changes in temperature Changes in salinity Underwater & exposed to air Aerial predators Little food

8 NERITIC ZONE – low tide line to continental slope More life than any other zone Major fishing grounds Sunlight Nutrients from land and benthic zone (floor)

9 NERITIC ZONE SUNLIGHT & NUTRIENTS: –Allows phytoplankton to grow –Supports large number of zooplankton –Plankton is the basis of Ocean Food Webs

10 OCEANIC ZONE – from continental slope to continental slope Less sunlight & nutrients than Neritic Zone Supports fewer organisms Organisms are very different because of changes in water (Water Column)

11 BENTHIC ZONE – the ocean floor Deepest parts get no sunlight & is very cold Many organisms get food from material that sinks down from above Some organisms get energy from chemicals (chemosynthesis) that come from Hydrothermal vents.


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