Inshore marine habitats

Kyra Prince

Inshore marine habitats in florida

Although Florida is known for their beaches they also have beautiful habitats like the inshore marine habitats,which are low-lying, coastal areas covered by shallow water.

  • You can find inshore marine habitats in florida's beaches
  • The closest example is cocoa beach or clearwater
  • You can go to this ecosystem to discover sea creatures and plants
  • Inshore marine habitats in florida are protected by the government
  • Inshore marine habitats in florida have beautiful plants and animals ,and many people love the explore inshore marine habitats ,since the beach is very common in florida people also like to explore the inshore marine habitats
Big image

Abiotic factors

An aquatic ecosystem is an ecosystem in a body of water. communities of organisms that are dependent on each other and on their environment live in aquatic ecosystems. The two main types of aquatic ecosystems are marine ecosystems and freshwater.

  • Inshore marine habitats in florida are aquatic habitats
  • The dirt and soil in inshore marine habitats are caused by erosion and it from rocks and old soil and also has much sand
  • inshore marine habitats have salt water
  • The water temperature off Miami averages 72 °F (22 °C) over winter.
  • The humidity is between 60%to 82%
  • Two important by-products of the sun's energy that affect circulation are wind and ocean density. Surface ocean currents are primarily affected by wind patterns. Trade winds can push water along the top of the ocean and aid in the formation of surface currents.
  • Such a miniscule amount of light penetrates beyond a depth of 200 meters that photosynthesis is no longer possible. The aphotic, or “midnight,” zone exists in depths below 1,000 meters (3,280 feet). Sunlight does not penetrate to these depths and the zone is bathed in darkness.
  • Submerged sea grass beds are one of the most productive and important habitats of inshore marine systems; these beds are also substrates for epiphytic (attached) algae, an important component of the sea grass food web.
Big image

Biotic factors

There are many plants and animals that are inside of inshore marine habitats


  • Black needlerush-Also called black rush, black needlerush is the dominant plant in salt marshes along Florida's Gulf coast,it ha a grayish green blackish color they absorb flood waters and provide food
  • Elkhorn coral-Elkhorn coral is a large, branching coral with thick and sturdy antler-like branches.The dominant mode of reproduction for elkhorn coral is asexual, with new colonies forming when branches break off of a colony and reattach to the substrate
  • staghorn coral-Staghorn coral is a branching coral with cylindrical branches.

    The dominant mode of reproduction for staghorn coral is asexual fragmentation, with new colonies forming when branches break off a colony and reattach to the substrate

  • Cantharellus noumea-This is a rare species and has a restricted range, endemic to New Caledonia. There is no species specific population information available for this species. However, there is evidence that overall coral reef habitat has declined.The age of first maturity of most reef building corals is typically three to eight years (Wallace 1999) and therefore we assume that average age of mature individuals is greater than eight years. Furthermore, based on average sizes and growth rates, we assume that average generation length is 10 years, unless otherwise stated.