Ocean Biome

And all about It

Fun Facts About the Ocean

More than 97% of all the Earths water is contained in the ocean. Did you know that the top ten feet of the ocean holds as much heat as our entire atmosphere? Less than 10% of this living space has been explored by humans.The average depth of the ocean is more than 2.5 miles. The oceans provided 99% of the Earths living space-the largest space in our universe known to be inhabited by living organisms. Ninety percent of this habitat exists in the deep sea known as the abyss. A common belief is that the ocean biome was the first one to exist. More than 3 million years ago the first life forms were able to derive from here. While that is still a debated fact, you can’t help but recognize the importance of the ocean biome. While the water is refreshing to look at and enjoyable to be around, there is so much activity going on within it. in this biome there is lots and lots of animals.

Fun Facts About Green Algae

Algae produce more than 71% of the Earths oxygen, in fact some scientist believe that algae produce 87% of the worlds oxygen. Algae also help remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Some algae are so cool they can live in the snow like the pink colored algae, some algae can live in boiling water like the yellow, green, and orange algae. Some type of algae even hunt and kill fish for food! Scientist say algae may even help save the planet. Algea is very inportant to humans, because it provides us food and medicine. Algae are a large group of simple and primitive organisms, which can be unicellular or multicellular. Most of them are autotrophic and as autotrophic organisms, algae can carry out photosynthesis, just like the terrestrial plants. They contain chlorophyll, but do not possess true stem, roots and leaves, the structures that characterize land plants.


How Green Algae Adapts

Green algae floats on top of the ocean so the sunlight can reach it. The green part is the chlorophyll that helps it turn sunlight into food, it also has lysosomes that can expel water from the cell to keep it from bursting. Algae survive by capturing light energy which is used to convert substances into simple sugars, tis process is called photosynthesis.

What is Photosynthesis?

The process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water.

A List of Animals that Live in the Ocean

*Fish

*Sharks

*Jellyfish

*Turtles

*Whales

*Etc.

What is a Food Web?

A food web is food chains put together they contain producers, consumers, and decomposers.

Ocean Food Web and Food Chain

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