Marine Biome

3/4ths of Earth; includes coral reefs, estuaries, & oceans

Adaptations of plants

1: Gas sacs lift their photosynthetic surfaces toward the water surface to collect sunlight.

2: Oceanic plants have root structures called keepfasts meant to anchor the plants against the current.

3: The ability to either take in salt water, dissolve it, or pass it down to the respiratory products of the plants.

4: Kelp has nodes that help it stand straight up in the water.

5: Seaweed performs photosynthesis using blue sunlight, a type of sunlight because blue sunlight is water color. The light is blue due to the reflection of the sky on the water.

Adaptations of animals

1: Some marine mammals develop gills.

2: Some/most marine mammals have dull colors to help them camouflage from predators.

3. Some marine mammals are warm blooded helping them migrate to different seas.

4: Mammals learn/inherit behavior that helps other organisms survive.

5: Some/few fish have eyes on the side of their heads to see mostly around them and look out for predators.

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Interesting facts

1) There is about one cup of salt for every one gallon of water in the ocean.

2) 90% of the ocean is completely dark and receives no sunlight. This is known as the midnight zone.

3) The ocean contains nearly twenty million tons of gold.

4) There is a rare shark that lives at the bottom of th ocean that lays eggs instead of live births. This is called the goblin shark.

5) The tide of every biome will be altered twice a day.