Marine Biome

Cameron Smith

Weather and Climate


Average Temperature at certain depths


Average Temperature

0 - 500m16 - 24C

500 - 1000m12 - 5C

1000 - 1500m5 - 6C

1500 - 2000m4 - 5C

2000 - 2500m3 - 4C

2500 - 3000m2 - 3C

3000m -1 - 3C

Marine Landforms

  • Continental Shelf
  • Continental Slope
  • Mid-Ocean Ridge
  • Rift Zone
  • Trenches
  • Ocean Basin

Marine Animals and Predators

Marine Adaptations

There are many adaptations marine animals need to have a go through. They need to be able to adapt to the temperature change at different depths, they need to develope so sort of defense mechanism, they will need to have a hoime, and be somewhat camoflagued or be able to blend in, and the will need to adapt and be able to find food.


There are over a thousand different types of plants in the ocean. Many of them serve as food for marine herbivores. Other serve as homes to small fish, and protection from larger fish.

Marine Relationships

There are many different relationships between plants and animals in the ocean. The biggest one of them all is probably the preadtor-prey relationship. Marine animals need food, so they prey on smaller or weaker animals to get it. Other relationships can benefit both animals, like when an animal uses another for comaflague, and the other uses it's left-over food for a food source.

Marine Limiting Factors

There are many limiting factors in the marine biome. Here are the most common ones: Living space, disease, light, temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved glass, and hydrostatic pressure, waste, trash. These factors affect how marine animals live, and how long they might live.


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