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

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