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

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

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