Marine Biology

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

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

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