Oceanic Food Webs & Nutrient Productivity


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

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about oceans and nutrient productivity with these study tools. You'll need to know certain topics including food webs and how whales are connected to plankton.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will guide you to:

  • Identify the location of nutrients in the ocean after animals die
  • Explain why cooler waters are more rich in nutrients at the surface
  • Assess the nutrient content of coral reefs

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of plankton and how it is connected to whales
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding nutrients in the ocean and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding food webs

Additional Learning

Make use of the lesson entitled Oceanic Food Webs & Nutrient Productivity for more knowledge of this area of study. The lesson will cover the following study objectives:

  • Understand how nutrients are created and recycled
  • Analyze temperature and currents of the ocean
  • Define food chain