Marine Biology

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

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