Marine Biology Terms Flashcards

Marine Biology Terms Flashcards
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Jacques Cousteau
This marine biologist from France often used scuba gear and helped invent the Aqua-Lung. He also created documentaries about the ocean and focused on conservation.
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Marine Biologists
Individuals who work in the field of marine biology, studying animals in marine environments. They sometimes use satellites in their work.
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Marine Biology Tools: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
These tool are submarines that can be operated mechanically by marine biologists who stay in the safety of a boat.
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Hydroacoustics
A way of studying the movement of sound in water. Marine biologists can use this to identify things by the sounds they make, often by utilizing tools like sonar and microphones.
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Marine Biology Tools: Fiber Optics
Marine biologists use this tool to gather data from remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The tool itself is a cable that carries information via light signals.
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Marine Biology Tools: Sonar
A tool that sends out sound waves into the water. This can be used to locate objects.
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Bycatch
This is the unintentional trapping of marine life not included in a particular study. Marine biologists attempt to minimize this when studying specific creatures.
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Marine Environments
Environments that are composed of saltwater. Examples include the ocean, estuaries, and wetlands.
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Marine Biology
We consider this to be the field of scientific study that focuses on animals native to oceans or other bodies of marine water, which is also known as saltwater.
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Completing this set of flashcards gives you the chance to review the goal of marine biologists. You can get familiar with marine environments and consider the different kinds of marine organisms found in these locations. You'll also be able to focus on the tools used by marine biologists, including:

  • Sonar
  • Fiber optics
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
  • Hydroacoustics

This set also covers the work of Jacques Cousteau, a famous marine biologist.

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Marine Biology
We consider this to be the field of scientific study that focuses on animals native to oceans or other bodies of marine water, which is also known as saltwater.
Marine Environments
Environments that are composed of saltwater. Examples include the ocean, estuaries, and wetlands.
Bycatch
This is the unintentional trapping of marine life not included in a particular study. Marine biologists attempt to minimize this when studying specific creatures.
Marine Biology Tools: Sonar
A tool that sends out sound waves into the water. This can be used to locate objects.
Marine Biology Tools: Fiber Optics
Marine biologists use this tool to gather data from remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The tool itself is a cable that carries information via light signals.
Hydroacoustics
A way of studying the movement of sound in water. Marine biologists can use this to identify things by the sounds they make, often by utilizing tools like sonar and microphones.
Marine Biology Tools: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
These tool are submarines that can be operated mechanically by marine biologists who stay in the safety of a boat.
Marine Biologists
Individuals who work in the field of marine biology, studying animals in marine environments. They sometimes use satellites in their work.
Jacques Cousteau
This marine biologist from France often used scuba gear and helped invent the Aqua-Lung. He also created documentaries about the ocean and focused on conservation.
Marine Biology: Importance
This field of study remains relevant due to the size of the oceans, which cover about 70% of the surface of Earth. To date, we've only studied a tiny portion of this space.
Marine Organisms
Creatures that dwell in marine environments, such as the ocean or sea. Marine biologists are often interested in studying these.
Marine Organisms: Plankton
These marine organisms are microscopic. Some are plants which go through photosynthesis and others are animals. They are pushed around by ocean currents and are often eaten by larger creatures.
Marine Organisms: Marine Plants
This type of plant life grows in marine environments, usually in shallow water. They are important for shelter and food for marine creatures. Examples can include mangroves and certain grasses.
Marine Organisms: Invertebrates
Animals without spines that live in marine environments. A wide variety of these animals exist, including jellyfish, octopus, starfish, and sea worms.
Marine Organisms: Fish
Marine creatures that have a backbone, fins, gills, and scales. Common examples of these creatures include tuna, barracudas, and sardines.
Marine Organisms: Marine Mammals
These are warm-blooded animals living in marine environments. They usually have blubber or thick hair. Otters, dolphins, and whales are all examples of this kind of animal.
Marine Organisms: Reptiles
Creatures like crocodiles and sea turtles that spend time in marine environments. Many of these animals travel up the shore to lay eggs.
Marine Organisms: Sea Birds
Animals that have feathers and often are able to fly. We consider gulls, albatrosses, and puffins to be examples of this kind of animal.
Marine Organisms: Marine Algae
This type of plant life growing in marine environments utilizes large, broad leaves to take in light from the sun. An example is seaweed, such as kelp.

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