Mbio Practice Test 2
February 18, 2014
Coral Reefs in Danger
Coral Reefs are underwater structures and are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the
world. Coral reefs house about one-third of all marine fish species that
E 1. The outer edge of the continental margin is the:
A. Continental edge
B. Continental rise
C. Edge of the abyssal plain
D. Continental slope
E. Shelf break
D 2. The Challenger expedition made collections of marine organisms:
A. In t
M Bio Study Guide Ch8
1. What are the 3 main features of vertebrates?
Vertebrates have a backbone, spinal cord, and bilateral symmetry
2. What are the 3 main groups of fish?
Agnatha, Chondrichthyes, and Osteichthyes
3. How do Agnatha feed?
They use their
M Bio Study Guide Ch7
1. What are three features of sponges?
2. How do sponges feed?
3. What are three features of cnidarians?
4. What type of digestive system do cnidarians have?
5. How do hydrozoans reproduce?
6. What are 3 differences between radial an
M Bio Study Guide Ch 4
1. What are 3 characteristics of life?
2. What type of reactions take in energy?
3. What type of reactions release energy?
4. How does energy enter living systems?
5. How is en
M Bio Study Guide Ch9
1. What key feature did tetrapods need to have to live on land?
2. What are 3 main features of marine reptiles?
Air breathing, ectothermic, and poteothermic, and dry scales
3. How do turtles reproduce?
They fertilize internal i
The structure of a fringing reef. Coral reefs protect the shorelines, it helps decrease the
waves energy when hitting the shoreline.
Mangroves benefit the reef by filtering the water which will help combine the sediments
and help stop it from clogging the
Marine Biology Study Guide Chapter 1
1. What are 3 reasons for studying marine biology?
Marine life is a source of medicine, wealth, and raw material. Phyto plankton
produces oxygen and 71% of the earth is the ocean
M Bio Study Guide Ch5
1. What are bacteriophages and how do they reproduce?
Viruses that infect bacteria. They reproduce by hijacking the host cell DNA and
reproduce new viruses
2. What are stromatolites?
Massive calcareous structure columns produced by s
Marine Biology Study Guide Chapter 10
1. What is ecology?
The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another
and to their physical surroundings.
2. What are biotic factors in the environment?
Living things that shape an ecosys
Marine Bio Study Guide Ch2
1. What is the importance of geology to marine life?
2. What are the 4 ocean basins in order of size?
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Antarctic
3. Why is the densest material such as iron found at the core of the earth?
M Bio Study Guide Ch 3
1. What is the weak attractive force that is responsible for most of the unique
properties of water and how does it occur?
2. What are the three phases of water and how do they change from one to the other?
3. Why does salt dissolve