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

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