Ch 40 - Marine and Aquatic Biomes
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The sunlit region near the surface of water in which photosynthesis can occur
Region where photosynthesis cannot occur due to lack of sunlight
Open water, does not include the shoreline or floor
The floor of a body of water.
Waters close to shore that are shallow enough for rooted plants
Waters too deep for plants with roots
A steep temperature gradient in a body of water such as a lake, marked by a layer above and below which the water is at different temperatures.
A condition of a lake characterized by low nutrients, low productivity, and high oxygen levels in the water column.
A condition in a lake that is characterized by lush phytoplanktonic growth followed by high amounts of decay in the bottom resulting in depletion of oxygen in the water column.
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