Marine Biology

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

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

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