Marine Ecology Notes

Marine Ecology Notes - MarineEcologyNotes MarineEcology

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Marine Ecology Notes Marine Ecology Ecology : the study of the interactions between organisms and their environment Abiotic o Non-living part of the environment Example: Sediment Salinity Wave action Bottom type Biotic o Living part of the environment Example: Competition   Marine organisms, like all other organisms, must adapt to the  abiotic and  biotic  conditions of their  environment. o Physiological adaptations This refers to how organisms adapt to the environment by changes in  metabolism, behavior and other characteristics. The genes of the organism remains unchanged The adaptation is not passed onto its progeny o Evolutionary adaptations Over generations, species adapt to the environment through  natural selection . Genetic differences of an individual organism that makes it better  adapted to its environment are passed onto the organism’s progeny.  
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