Marine Biology

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

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Created Dec 11, 2011ReportNominate
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