Puget Sound Beach Ecology
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the movement and exchange of organic and inorganic matter back into the production of living matter
A very small specialized habitat, such as the space under a rock.
The bottom of a sea or lake
organisms that live attached to or near the ocean floor
Describing organisms that live in the water column away from the ocean bottom.
depth of the oceans, without light
inter tidal zone
the narrow band of coastline between the levels of high tide and low tide
the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent
microscopic organisms that live in aquatic environments; includes both phytoplankton and zooplankton
microscopic animals that swim or drift near the surface of aquatic environments
Upper layer of a body of water through which sunlight can penetrate and support photosynthesis.
a steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge of the continental shelf
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