Marine Biology

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Can you name the answers to these questions about marine biology?

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

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