Caribbean Sea: Marine Biome

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by redzebra4life
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Science
Subject:
Ecosystems
Grade:
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Caribbean Sea: Marine Biome

Small fish live among the tentacles of large jellyfish. The stinging cells of the jellyfish don't harm the little fish, but protect it against larger fish that might want to eat it.

During the day, The brittlestar hides inside. At night it crawls out onto the surface of the sponge, Both animals feed by filtering plankton from the surrounding water.

Commensalism

Phytoplankton(primary producers)

Zooplankton(secoundary producers)

Fish(predators)

Seagulls(omnivors & scavengers)

Shark (Prey & carnivores)

Filter Feeding Fish

Jellyfish

Whale

Climate;The average temperature is 76°F.The percipitation varies from location but is annualy 10in-350in.Many Huricanes & tropical storms depend on mountain elevation.

Symbiotic Relationships

Plants

Algea

Sea Grass

Dictyota

Animals

Adaptations;Caribbean Dolphines adapt by growing spots to blend in.Sea turtles adapt to the temp. in the water.

Adaptations;Dictyota- Smothers other plants by growing over them.Seagrass- anchor themselves in the sea bed using a steam called Rhizomes.

Caribbean Sea (Marine Biome)

Algea- leave behind a limestone residue that helps make them grow.

Mutualism

Nurse Sharks adapt to their habitats by living near the coral reefs an eat plankton which they dont need to swim fast.


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