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Jasmine Williams 8/9/19 BIO-220 Gibbs Biome and Ecosystem Essay There are about 5 main biomes in the world that some of us live in or have been to that we did not realize. A biome is defined as a large naturally occurring community of plants and animals that occupy and adapt to its environment. Some examples of biomes are deserts, grassland, aquatic, and tundra. An ecosystem is the interaction of living and nonliving things in an environment. In this essay we will be looking at the aquatic biome and the Keystone species specifically, the ocean. Aquatic biomes consist of fresh and saltwater. Aquatic biomes can be found all around the world and is considered home to many different plant and animal species. The ocean is not the same everywhere around the earth, it is divided into large zones that are characterized by different levels of temperature, light, and pressure that support the various types of plant and animal species that live in the ocean (Gardiner, 2001). Aquatic Biomes are defined as biomes that are in

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