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Ocean Life Zones and Mapping the Ocean Floor pp. 223-230

 

  1. List three factors that affect plant and animal life in the oceans
  2. How are three major groups classified?
  3. What are plankton?
  4. What types of plants and animals are plankton?
  5. What are nekton?
  6. What types of plants and animals are nekton?
  7. What are benthos?
  8. What types of plants and animals are benthos?
  9. What is the intertidal zone?
  10. Why is it difficult for things to live in the intertidal zone?
  11. What kinds of animals live in the inter tidal zone?
  12. Why arenít the organisms washed out to sea?
  13. What is the nertic zone?
  14. Describe the conditions of the neritic zone.
  15. What types of organisms live in the neritic zone?
  16. What is the bathyal zone?
  17. What types of organisms live in the bathyal zone?
  18. What is the abyssal zone?
  19. Describe the abyssal zone?
  20. What types of organisms live in the abyssal zone?
  21. Compare our knowledge of space and the oceans?
  22. How is the ocean floor mapped?
  23. How does sonar work?
  24. How have scientist created the most accurate map?