Inshore Marine Habitats

Introduction of inshore marine habitats

  • The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is the most visited gem in our state's collection of state parks with over 500,000 visitors each year.
  • What people can do fun at inshore marine habitats is be in the splash zone for a great time.
  • However, just awareness of coral reefs is not enough and the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force has been formed to better protect the coral reefs in our nation.

Abiotic factors of Inshore marine habitats

Abiotic factors

  • Inshore marine habitats are aquatic ecosystem
  • Most marine life is found in coastal habitats, even though the shelf area occupies only seven percent of the total ocean area.
  • The ocean is divided into three zones based on depth and light level. Although some sea creatures depend on light to live, others can do without it.

Biotic Factors of Inshore Marine habitats

  • This includes aquatic animals, such as sharks, crabs, dolphins, fish, and eels as well as aquatic vegetation, such as kelp, seaweed, and phytoplankton.
  • The interactions between these biotic factors are important in order to maintain a balance within the different populations in ecosystem

Classification of Inshore Marine habitats