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Unformatted text preview: Barrier beaches and barrier islands important o Very fragile systems o Maybe some vegetation on it Marine Ecosystems o Some costal zones support coral reefs Like the rainforest of the ocean o Incredibly bio diverse Open ocean o Oceanic habitats differ primarily in salinity, light levels, nutrient concentrations, and depth o Oceanic o Euphotic o Compensation depth Producing the same amount of oxygen as being used o Bathyl Using more oxygen than is being produce Counts on currents to bring in oxygen o Abyssal Essentially no light And very cold Lots of things live down here Not very dense Upwelling o Incredibly productive o...
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- Fall '08