2. Ocean Basins and Earth History 1/10/13
I. Formation of the water planet
A. liquid water is unlikely!
B. how the water formed
II. Re-shaping of the Earth's surface
A. Earth's surface is still dynamic, after all these years
B. the history
5. Prokaryotes, Protists, Fungi 1/22/13
I. Prokaryotes no nucleus, circular DNA, small, simple construction, but
biochemically talented; many form important symbioses with animals
A. Domain Bacteria
Cyanobacteria are important photosynthesi
4. Living in Seawater, Classifying Sealife, 1/17/13
I. Seawater components that influence life
A. dissolved inorganics
C. dissolved organics
D. particulate organics
II. Parameters influencing life on land or freshwater vs. life in
Marine Biology will focus on the organisms that inhabit the 71% of the Earth's surface that
is covered by salty water. The course will begin with a look at the geology of ocean basins,
the physics of tides and currents,
AICE Marine Science objective #3: Energetics of marine ecosystems
Photosynthesis and chemosynthesis as means of energy capture.
Productivity and energy flow along food chains.
(a) Explain that photosynthesis captures the energy of sunlight and makes the
When temperatures climb and the summer sun beats down, conditions are ripe
for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful algae blooms, some of which can be
harmful to pets and humans.
What: Harmful algal blooms (HAB) are blue-green (cyanobacterial) algal blooms
1807 - The United States Coast Survey is founded following President Thomas Jefferson's
authorization of a survey of the coast.
1840 - January 3, 1843, Sir James Clark Ross takes the first modern sounding in the deep
sea at Latitude 27 S Longitude 17 W.
Also known as the Flowerpot
Can come in a variety of
colors such as green, brown,
pink, red and yellow