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Plankton (singular plankter) are a diverse group of organisms that live in the water column of large bodies of water and that cannot swim against a current. They provide a crucial source of food to ...

Ocean Ecosystems Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ...


The realm of open water, called the pelagic zone, has the greatest volume ... Photosynthesis by phytoplankton is directly or indirectly the primary food source for all marine ... For example, increased sea surface temperature results in increased ...

Oceans Alive! | Life in the Sea | Life Near the Surface


The sea is home to billions of plants and animals. Many live only near ... Oceanographers classify marine organisms by separating them into two primary groups: plants and animals. ... Sunlight is the source for all food consumed in the ocean ...

FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture - Primary Producers - Food and ...


Primary production in most of the open ocean is quite low, limited by supplies of ... Highly productive areas are found where sources of nutrients are available from ... of the LAPE is quite low, and consistent with other tropical open sea areas .

Sea Turtle Diet — SEE Turtles


Learn about the favorite foods of sea turtles including jellyfish, sea grass, and more. ... and leatherbacks, which are deep divers, are found in pelagic (open ocean) ... which the hawksbills immune to, making less competition for this food source ...

NMFS-COPEPOD: Why are plankton important?


Photosynthesis by the phytoplankton accounts for up to half of global primary production. They also provide the primary food source for the zooplankton, and ...

Marine food webs | Sciencelearn Hub


Oct 8, 2009 ... This article looks at how food webs illustrate the networks of feeding relationships ... by millions of primary producers from the base of the food web or trophic pyramid. ... However, not all top marine predators live in the sea.

Fish habitats « World Ocean Review


Mussels and worms thriving in the Wadden Sea are a food source for ... Others, like the blue marlin in the Atlantic, are up to 3 metres long and roam the open sea . ... primary producers; greater primary production can support larger fish stocks.

Biodiversity « World Ocean Review


But at the same time, only a small fraction of the species in the deep sea and ... nutrients (primary productivity), which represents the basic food source for all ... and juvenile fish that grow up here before swimming into the open ocean as adults.

OTTERS - Diet & Eating Habits - Sea World


Food habits vary significantly according to species, location, and season. ... been observed using rocks and other hard objects to break open mussel shells.

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Algal Blooms in the Ocean - sea, oceans, effects, temperature ...


Algae blooms in the open ocean are not usually harmful; instead, they ... the primary source of organic material to animals at the bottom of the food chain.

Coral Reef Food Web: Feeding the Reef Community


The coral reef food web: key feeding relationships, energy sources, and ... from primary producers within the ecosystem as well as from the open sea - that ...

The Deep Sea ~ Ocean biology, Marine life, Sea creatures, Marine ...


The Deep Sea and Marine Biology @ MarineBio.org. ... where the water meets land, and the epipelagic zone, the upper sunlit zone of the open ocean. ..... over the seafloor listening and smelling for food sources failing from above, which they  ...