Unformatted text preview: a. oxygen b. temperature c. salinity d. pressure 5. (2 pts) The primary source of food for deep sea communities (other than vents and seeps) is POM. Name two different forms of POM generally available to deep sea communities. Whale falls, marine snow, fecal pellets, chitin moults, terrestrial veg. 6. (1 pt) In general, POM flux to the deep sea is correlated with ______________ surface production__________________________________. 7. (1 pt) The two main classes of sediment in the deep sea are clay (inorganic) sediments and _______ biogenic oozes________________________. Bonus question (1 pt): List one adaptation of deep-sea organisms to deal with low temperatures or high pressure. Enzymes better @ low temp, changes in membrane lipids,...
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