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Aquatic Biome

Thriving coral reefs require

dissolved oxygen and nutrients

All of the following threaten the survival of coral reefs except

predation by sharks

In your explorations as a marine biologist, you find a new species of algae floating on the surface of a coastal zone. You would most likely classify this species as


In a sample from a mud flat, you observe cyanobacteria under the microscope. You are most likely to classify this organism as


All of the following organisms would be considered part of the benthos except


An aquatic environment

dissolves nutrients and makes them readily available.

Oxygen in the water varies widely because of

number of producers, decomposers, consumers, and temperature

Zooplankton are


You are scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean and find a new diatom you classify as phytoplankton. One piece of your supporting evidence for this classification is that you found the diatom in the


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