Marine Biology

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

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

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