Marine Biology

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

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

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