Aquatic Biome- The Pacific Ocean

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General Description

The Aquatic Biome is the largest biome there is. There are two categories, freshwater regions and saltwater regions. More specifically, the Pacific Ocean is the largest body of water and it covers 1/3 of the Earth's surface. It is 64,000,000 square miles. Also, it is 2x bigger than the Atlantic Ocean and it contains 2x more water.


Types of Animals

Examples include...


Coral

Zooplankton

Whales

Fish

Sharks

Seals

Sea Lions


Types of Plants

Examples include...


Seaweed

Algae

Phytoplankton



Types of Zones

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Sunlight Zone (Epipelagic) : Warm, the sun only hits this zone

Twilight Zone (Mesopelagic) : Boundary layer between surface

Dark Zone: (Bathypelagic)

Dark Zone: (Abyssopelagic)

Dark Zone: (Hadopelagic)

Average Yearly Temperature

The Pacific Ocean rarely gets warmer than 15 degrees C, or 59 degrees F



Amount of Sunlight

The sun only reaches the sunlit, or epipelagic zone. The other zones (such as mesopelagic and bathypelagic) don't get any sunlight


Geographical Location

Longitude: 90 Degrees W, 130 Degrees E


Latitude: 50 Degrees N, 50 Degrees S


Interesting Fact

The Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean is the deepest place on Earth's surface. It holds almost half of the worlds seawater