Expert Groups: p 72-76 Aquatic Biomes: Life in the Water Group 1

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Expert Groups: p 72-76
Aquatic Biomes: Life in the Water
Group 1 #1-9
Group 2 #10-18
Group 3 #19-25
1. What is a biome?
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2. Where are aquatic biomes located?
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3. How much of Earth’s surface is covered in water? _____________________________________
4. What does biomass mean? _______________________________________________________
5. In the marine environment, what is most of the biomass? _______________________________
6. What are photic zones? ___________________________________________________________
7. Where are photic zones found? ____________________________________________________
8. What are aphotic zones? __________________________________________________________
9. Where are aphotic zones found? ___________________________________________________
10. What happens when rivers meet the oceans?
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11. What is an estuary?
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12. Describe the salinity of an estuary.
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13. What are two factors that affect salinity in an estuary?
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14. Why are salt marshes an important ecosystem?
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15. What causes the rise and fall of tides? _______________________________________________
16. What is an intertidal zone?
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17. What are the characteristics of intertidal zones?
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18. Name three adaptations that organisms have in order to survive in the intertidal zone.
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19. What contributes to the abundant life in the photic zone of the ocean?
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20. Is there life in the ocean below the photic zone? If so, what do they eat?
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21. What kind of organisms do you find in freshwater biomes? List 8.
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22. How does water depth affect temperature?
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23. What abiotic factors limit the kinds of organisms that can live in an aquatic environment?
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Problem Solving Lab p74
24. What can you tell about how the experiment was done using the x and y axis information?
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25. What specific information was learned as a result of the experiment?
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