Marine Environment

12 terms by imurdaddy13 

Ready to study?
Start with Flashcards

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

continental shelf

rims the land, coral and other plants and seaweeds found here because it is shallower water and sun shines through for energy.

continental slope

drop to the sea floor

salt in the ocean

adds bouyancy

increasing depth

increasing darkness, increasing pressure, decreasing temperature, change in animal species, decreasing number and variety of plant life.

what happens to o2 in water

it is disolved

trench

underwater valley

hydrothermal vents

high water temperature, chemosynthesis provides energy for bacteria

island

formed when volcanoes break the water surface

microscopic phytoplankton

start many foodchains (photosynthesis)

light zone

200 meters and up

dark zone

200 meters and down

ocean floor

usually flat, covered in sand, mud, decaying plants and animals, rock, and shipwrecks!

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set