Marine Biology

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What mineral do hard corals use to create their skeletons?
A mantle, a foot, a radula, and an unsegmented body are all characteristics of what phylum?
Where do sea cucumbers live?
What is one property needed for something to be considered alive?
Sea stars, brittle stars, crinoids, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sand dollars belong to what phylum?
What creatures are important to the food chain because they eat smaller creatures and are a good source of energy for many fish?
Animals with hard exoskeletons _______; they shed their skins to grow
What class do starfish belong to?
What class has the characteristic of color change?
How do jellyfish use bioluminescence to their advantage?
How does an atoll reef form?
Bivalves have (internal/external) reproduction.
What makes cephalopods unique compared to bivalves and gastropods?
What does 'mollus' mean?
To which order to shrimp, lobster and crab belong?
What phylum do sponges belong to?
What process do all Gastropods undergo during development?
________ lines help a fish sense it's surroundings
Snails, slugs, clams, oysters, octopus, squids, mussels, scallops, whelks, cuttlefish, nautilus and sea hares all belong to why phylum?
Sharks don't need swim bladders because their ____ are full of ______
The starfish's anus is on the (top/bottom) of their body
What characteristics do all Cnidarians have in common?
Is brown kelp a nuisance or beneficial to the ocean ecosystem?
Scallops, clams, oysters and mussels belong to what class?
Sea hares secrete a milky substance, distasteful because of the _____ they eat, as a defense mechanism.
To what phylum do Crustaceans belong?
What does the mantle do for bivalves?
What holds algae in place?
What information is in an organism's scientific name?
To which class do brittle stars belong?
Sagitiform, Depressiform, Compressiform, Fusiform, Anguilliform, Globiform and Taeniform are all .........
What pigment is necessary for an organism to be photosynthetic?
_______ algae live closer to the sun because they need the sun to photosynthesize (Green/red)
Whales, large fish, jellyfish, rays, seals and sea birds use _____ as a primary food source
What does 'decapoda' mean?
What time of day do corals prefer to eat?
What is different about sponge larvae? (adult vs. larvae)
Long slender legs and a central disk for organs are characteristics of what creatures?
What kingdom do Algae belong to?
What do coral polyps eat?
Name an ocean zone.
What is photosynthesis?
Who created that classification system we use for living organisms?
To what class do sea cucumbers belong?
Physiological and biological restrictions that limit survival are called ______. Examples are intense pressure, no sunlight, low temperatures.
________ are different than other crustaceans because they attach themselves to surfaces—not free swimming
Squids live in groups called ______
Where do abalone live?
What does 'bivalve' mean?
_______ are made of many colonial animals, _______ are one single animal. (anemone, coral/ coral, anemone)
________ is organisms making natural light from their bodies.
To what class do sea lilies and feather stars belong?
To what class do sand dollars and sea urchins belong?
How many kingdoms do scientists currently recognize?
What allow Echinoderms to stick to surfaces?
What are the 5 types of fins a fish has?
What do decapods have to protect the organs?
The anemone marks the ___________ so that it knows not to sting him. (Animal)
What does a funnel help Cephalopods do?
The primary producers of the ocean are...
What kind of skeleton do all arthropods have?
A __________'s shell has chambers, whereas a _________'s shell does not. (Nautilus, snail/Snail, nautilus)
Red algae live at deeper depths because they use a different _______ that allows them to photosynthesize from a filtered sunlight
What animals belong to the class Cephalopoda?
What is the siphon used for?

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