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1 Biome Research By Kendal Griggs
Marine Biome Research By Kendal Griggs

2 Marine Geography & Climate
Location- Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern. Description- Smaller ones, such as Gulfs and Bays. Soil Type- Salt water and sand. Precipitation- Provides rain through crops through evaporation. Temperature range- 39 degrees F (4 degrees C.) Climate- Surface of the water is warm, due to the sun. The deeper the water the colder it gets.

3 Marine Biodiversity Plant species- Algae; Kelp & phytoplankton.
Animal species- mollusk, fish, whales, crustaceans, bacteria, fungi, sea anemones, and many more ocean animals. One million species have been discovered, but up to nine million species exist and have yet to been found.

4 Marine Adaptations Needed for Survival
Plant- Through photosynthesis marine plants and algae provide much of the world’s oxygen supply and take in huge amounts of carbon dioxide. This absorption of carbon dioxide may be a useful tool in reducing the severity of climate change. Animal- Animals have to deal with unique living situations in all zones of the ocean. Most marine mammals have blubber to help them survive in cold weather.

5 Marine Interactions of Biotic and Abiotic
Biotic- Biotic factors are the living organisms within the particular biome. This definition means that any living organism within the marine biome is considered a biotic factor. This includes aquatic animals, such as sharks, crabs, dolphins, fish, and eels as well as aquatic vegetation, such as kelp, seaweed, and phytoplankton. The interactions between these biotic factors are important in order to maintain a balance within the different populations in the ecosystem. Abiotic- Abiotic are the non living organisms in an area. Kelp absorbs energy from wave that might hit the ocean shore.

6 What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the number of different species of plants and animals in an environment. It can be studied on many levels and is the variety of life. At the highest level, you can look at all different species on the entire Earth. On smaller scales, you can study biodiversity within a pond or a simple neighborhood park.

7 How does biodiversity contribute to the sustainability of an ecosystem?
Biodiversity maintains the health of the earth and its people. It provides us with food and needs that contributes to our economy. The greater the variety of species, the healthier the biosphere. Sustainability is the ability to maintain something over a long period of time. For an ecosystem, sustainability means maintaining ecological processes over long periods of time.

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