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Coral reef - Sea plants

Coral Reef

Sea plants

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SpongesAdaptations/features1.All that sponges need to live is a flow of water. This makes it an animal that can live in almost any ocean. The flow of water will bring sponges food and oxygen and also take away waste.2.Instead of making new unspecialized cells that transform into specialized cells the sponge have many specialized cells that can turn into other specialized cells. This makes the process quicker and simplerWhat animals depend on this plant?Not a lot of animals depend the sponge it is a very antisocial species and depends mostly on itself.Threats to the plantPollution is the main threat to sponges. Just like kelp this can kill them. These versatile animals are not endangered and will probably live long.

Dead mans FingersAdaptations/featuresA root or anchor is located at the bottom of this sea dwelling plant. This anchor will keep this plant n a nutrient enriched area and it will prevent it from drifting with the ocean currantWhat animals depend on this plant?Like kelp this and almost all other coral provides a great protection for small fish agents predators. This coral got its peculiar name when it washed up on a beach and the people who discovered it assumed it was body part of a deceased human. This sea plant is not endangered.What are threats to these plants?This like all the other plants I have written about dead mans fingers faces pollution. It is the number one destroyer of the environment and it will kill

KelpAdaptations and feature1. Roots/anchors are located at the bottom of each kelp plant. These roots/anchors connect themselves to rocks and other ocean abiotic objects to keep the plant from being taken by the currant. 2. Gas filled bladders are located under leaves to keep the plant near the surface so it can take in sunlight for food. Without this feature on this plant it would sink to the bottom of the ocean and die.What animals depend on this plant?Kelp lives and grows. It can grow as long as 80m in its lifetime. If many kelp plants grow in one area they will from a kelp forest. This cluster of kelp is home to a lot of sea life. Anything from a fish escaping a predator, and an otter dream of a hunting zone. Threats to the plantPollution could wipe out any organism. This is the main threat to kelp and any sea plant. Any kind of pollution from trash to toxic chemicals could kill sea plants. These plants are not endangered.

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coral reefs of the world

The Common DolphinThe dolphins adaptions are that they send messages by using body language. Dolphins have a long nose, flippers and fins the size of the dolphins are they grow to 1.2 m-9.5m. The dolphins habitat are warm and shallow waters. There life span is 25-50 years. The threats to this animal are dolphin hunters that catch them by nets.

OctopusTheir adaptions are that they have long tentacles to squeeze their predators. Their apperance and size are that they have long tentacles, and suction cups their size is . The habitat that they live in are the reefs and pilings. There life span is 3 years. The threats to this animal is that larger fish can eat the octopus.

The Logger Head Sea TurtleTheir adaptions to survive are that they have powerful jaws so that the predators that try to eat them the turtles will fight back. They have a big hard shell and flippers the size of the turtle is 84 in. long when fully grown. They do not live in the coldest seas. Their life span is 47-67 years.The threats to this animal are that they may get stuck or caught in traps.

Food Chain Info.1.The first organism in any food chain is a producer. In this case Kelp.2 The next organism in a food chain is a primary consumer. The primary consumer eats the primary producer. In this case a crab.3.After the primary consumer comes the secondary consumer this organism eats the primary consumer. In this case the octopus.4.the next organism in this food chain is called the top predator. This organism has no predators and controls the biome. In this case a great white shark.





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