one of the fundamental biome classifications; a biome in water
climatically and geographically defined as similiar climatic conditions on the Earth, such as communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms
an organism that breaks down the cells of a dead plant or animal into simpler substances
an organism that uses organic waste as a food source
the part of the mouth/lower region of a river where the river current meets the sea's tide
Biomes of the coastal and continental shelf areas
living or growing at or near the surface of the ocean, far from land
the organism at the top of the food chain
underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secrated by corals. Harbor the most diverse ecosystems on Earth
a volanic vent that sprouts out geothermally heated water; host complex communities
an underwater plain on the deep ocean floor, found at the depths of 3,000 and 6,000 meters. The deepest living fish was found at this depth
a tree/shrub of medium height. It occurs in tropics or subtropics and exists in brackish and pure salt water
a partly enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it. It has a connection to the sea
where the land meets the ocean. Also known as littoral zone or the inter tidal zone
underwater areas with a high density of kelp. It is one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth
an animal that eats other animals
an animal that eats plants
animals that swim strongly
any animal (a living thing that eats plants or other animals to get its energy)
any plant (a living thing that takes energy from the sun and creates sugar)
plants and animals that crawl on the ocean floor
plants and animals that float in the ocean
the bottom of the ocean
the building blocks of life that living need to survive
the layer of the ocean that has light
the layer of the ocean that is well mixed by wind
the layer of the ocean with no light
tiny animals that float in the ocean
tiny plants that float in the ocean
zones where water that is rich in nutrients come to the surface
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