MarineBiologyFinalExamTerms

MarineBiologyFinalExamTerms - Final Exam Terms Polarity...

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Final Exam Terms Polarity: Universal Solvent: dissolves more substances than any other liquid Seamount: extinct volcanoes that rise abruptly from the deep sea floor but do not reach the surface Poikilothermic: cold blooded; unable to regulate the body temperature Mega Tsunami: much larger than normal tsunamis, originated from larger scale landslides or impact events, has an initial wave amplitude (wave height) measured in several tens, thousands or possibly thousands of a meter Species: a natural group of actually or potentially interbreeding individuals that is reproductively isolated from such other groups Ecotone: an area of intergradations between two biological communities or associations Red tide: the name given to massive blooms of dinoflagellates in which the concentrations of the organisms are such that the water becomes red brown in color. Toxins are often secreted in sufficient quantities to affect other marine organisms Gross PP: the total amount of organic material fixed in the primary production process Biological Conditioning: excretion by organisms of certain organic compounds into the water column that make the water either more or less suitable for themselves while enhancing or inhibiting other organisms Form Resistance: condition in which drag is proportional to the cross-sectional area of the object in contact with the water
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