Marine Ecology

G food shelterhabitat light mates etc specialization

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Unformatted text preview: ight for photosynthesis but you can see, known as the “Twilight zone” Species interactions: Predator- prey, symbiosis, and competition Competition: Over resources (e.g. food, shelter/habitat, light, mates, etc.) Specialization- using a set of resources, ecological niche Benefit: more efficient use of resources Negative: fewer resources than before Interspecific: between species Intraspecies: within species One way to deal with competition is to diverge and have different species, or individual specialization. Not necessarily mutually exclusive. An organism that is most adapted to accessing a resource, is going to fare better than those that don’t competitive exclusion. BUT disturbances affect competitive exclusion...
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