Limnology & Oceanography Methods


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What aspect of limnology/ oceanography involves studying plants or animals in the water?

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1. What does this device measure?

2. What kind of net involves a net with buoys on one end and weights on the other, where typically two people will walk the net out into the water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What aspect of oceanography and limnology involves studying the floor of lakes/oceans and tectonic plates? This quiz and worksheet is a fast way to gauge your ability to answer this question and others about limnology and oceanography.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Studying plants and animals in the water
  • Your ability to view an image and identify what a device measures
  • A net that has buoys on one end and weights on the other end
  • The study of inland or fresh water
  • Studying the floor of lakes/oceans and tectonic plates

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between limnology/oceanography and studying plants/animals in the water
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about a net with buoys and weights on opposite ends
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about studying inland or fresh water and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the lesson titled Limnology & Oceanography Methods. Below is a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • Various measurements involved in limnology and oceanography
  • Examples of different types of nets
  • Tools used by biologists
  • Electrofishing by backpack or boat