April_29_Ecology - 4/29/2011 Learning objectives / key...

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4/29/2011 1 •Explain each of the key concepts discussed in lecture denoted by •Describe key features of the following marine zones: intertidal, neritic (including coral reefs), pelagic, abyssal (including hydrothermal vents) Learning objectives / key questions: Marine Biomes 2 •What is paralytic shellfish poisoning and ciguatera? •What are some factors that may influence the viability of small populations? •Why is the ocean important to people •What strategies are being employed to help conserve ocean ecosystems? Aquatic biomes Lakes and Ponds Streams and Rivers Wetlands Estuaries Coral Reefs Marine Biomes The marine biome has distinct zones Most of the ocean is the pelagic zone Vertical distribution of temperature, nutrients, and production in the upper layer of the central North Pacific during summer Which explains why is there less chlorophyll near the surface, compared to 100 m deep?
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course BIOL 172 taught by Professor Huddleston,m during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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April_29_Ecology - 4/29/2011 Learning objectives / key...

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