Hydrothermal Vents: Definition & Ecosystem


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Which of the following provide energy for the ecosystem at deep-sea hydrothermal vents?

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1. Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer in hydrothermal vents?

2. Which of the following is the cause of deep-sea hydrothermal vents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of hydrothermal vent ecosystems with this worksheet/quiz. You'll be going over topics like a source of energy for ecosystems at the deep-sea hydrothermal vents and an organism that's a primary consumer in hydrothermal vents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand the following points for the quiz:

  • The cause of deep-sea hydrothermal vents
  • The reason photosynthetic organisms are not found in deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems
  • Top predator in the hydrothermal vent ecosystem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on hydrothermal ecosystems, including a primary consumer in hydrothermal vents
  • Making connections - use your understanding of deep-sea hydrothermal vents and how they're connected to energy for ecosystems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a cause of deep-sea hydrothermal vents

Additional Learning

The lesson called Hydrothermal Vents: Definition & Ecosystem will help you to learn more about the following areas of interest:

  • Description of hydrothermal vents
  • Behavior of tectonic plates
  • Secondary and tertiary consumers