the probability of randomness
p<.05; use alternative hypothesis
Why is estuarine circulation important?
Because it makes the estuary rich in nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), it is responsible for the rise and fall of the tide. If there isnt efficient circulation, then pollutants aren't flushed out of estuaries so they can accumulate in sediment.
Why is salt variation important in estuaries?
In the elevation, on merritime forests, alophites survive, and on the mud flat, snails feed on the algae and the spartina washes up on shore where shrimp feed on the detritus.
Why are estuaries important?
Because they serve as vital breeding and feeding grounds for birds, many commercial and recreationally important fishes, and other animals.
What are comming features of estuaries?
a salt wedge or interface between salt and fresh water
large areas of shallow, turbid water overlying mud flats and salt marshes
Why are thermal strategies important?
Because in ectotherms, they are able to regulate their body temperature by using their hypothalamus-increase heart rate, dilate blood vessels, shunt blood to shell and skin, using 'behavioral fever' to warm up and increase metabolism
Because in endotherms, they are able to use regional heterothermy, adaptive hypothermy, and behavioral t-reg
Why is bioluminescence significant?
the production of light by means of a chemical reaction in an organism so organisms can breed, feed, and avoid predators.
Why is countershading significant?
It is a color pattern that results in a dark back and a light belly; most common in epipelagic fish. Countershading reduces the ease of detection of prey by potential predators by counterbalancing the effects of shadowing.