Marine Biology

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

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