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Primary Production & Ocean Food Webs Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these is most likely to have many food webs?

Question 2 2. What would happen to a whale if plankton suddenly disappeared?

Question 3 3. Where do nutrients go when an animal dies in the ocean?

Question 4 4. Why are coral reefs so rich in nutrients?

Question 5 5. What are the two terms for describing plants that use photosynthesis to create their own food?

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Question 6 6. What are the ingredients and end product of photosynthesis?

Question 7 7. What is the proper definition for primary production?

Question 8 8. Why is primary production important to humans?

Question 9 9. What do seagrasses have that land grasses don't have?

Question 10 10. Which type of seagrass grows in clusters or circular whorls?

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Question 11 11. How many different family types are there of marine angiosperms?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of a Zosteraceae seagrass type?

Question 13 13. Brown algae have a special structure that serves what purpose?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is true about brown algae?

Question 15 15. Algae are autotrophic, which means that they

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Question 16 16. Red algae are important because

Question 17 17. Which of the following animals is a deposit feeder?

Question 18 18. Which of the following describes a marine animal that explores its territory in search for small suspended organisms to eat?

Question 19 19. Which of the following ecosystems have gross ecological efficiency?

Question 20 20. Suspension feeders feed on what?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following form the base of many marine biomass pyramids?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a reason for an inverted biomass pyramid in coral reef ecosystems?

Question 23 23. Which of the following describes a difference between the biomass pyramids of marine versus terrestrial ecosystems?

Question 24 24. Which of the following describes why a biomass pyramid in an ecosystem depending on phytoplankton may be inverted?

Question 25 25. Which is a way to prevent algae blooms from occuring?

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Question 26 26. Which is NOT a negative effect of algae blooms?

Question 27 27. Algae blooms are _____.

Question 28 28. Harmful algae blooms _____.

Question 29 29. Why are cooler waters more nutrient rich at the surface?

Question 30 30. What factors differentiate high level primary production areas from moderate or low level production areas?

Primary Production & Ocean Food Webs Chapter Exam Instructions

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