ES Chapter 16 Marine conservation with pictures

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Chapter 16: Marine and Coastal Systems Resources, Impacts and Conservation www.irreplaceablewild.com
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Oceans salinity is due to runoffs and evaporation can vary → different areas evaporate at different rates vertically structured temperature density salinity
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Currents: Horizontal Variation www.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Upwelling diverging of currents cold displaces warm waters rich in nutrients from bottom high primary productivity
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Seafloor Topography complex www.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Marine Ecosystem Open Ocean pelagic primary producers→phytoplankton primary consumers→ zooplankton secondary consumers→ free swimming animals (fishes, whales, jellyfish) tertiary consumers (predators)→birds, fishes, turtles, sharks w ww.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Kelp Forest brown algae temperate coasts shelter and food protect shores from erosion by waves industry uses alginates as thickener www.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Coral Reefs member of the hydra, jellyfish and anemonies phylum CaCO 3 exoskeletons colonies symbiotic algae barrier reefs and atolls protect shorelines biodiversity www.aw-bc.com/Withgott westworld.com
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zooxanthellae leave the coral deprives nutrition to coral lose color and die increase in temperature? influx of pollutants? sandstorms from Africa
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course ECO 1305.8501 taught by Professor Dianagomez during the Fall '11 term at Collins.

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