Types of Marine Organisms


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The habitats for marine organisms are based on which of the following chemical or physical properties?

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1. What characteristic do marine algae and plankton have in common?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding fish living in ocean environments?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our biologically diverse oceans hold a myriad number of life forms of all kinds. This quiz will test your understanding of the plant and animal species that live here. Concepts you'll be assessed on include the properties of marine plant and animal habitats; how marine algae and plankton make food; and how invertebrates differ from vertebrates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on

  • Plant and animal types living in the oceans
  • Characteristics of marine mammals
  • The chemical and physical properties of ocean habitats

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the types of marine organisms
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about marine organisms in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding marine organisms and their environments and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as invertebrates and photosynthesis

Additional Learning

To learn more about marine organisms and the ecological diversity of their habitats, review the accompanying lesson on the plants and animals that call our oceans home. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the amazing variety of organisms living on and in the oceans
  • Understand what relationship birds and reptiles hold with the sea
  • Know the characteristics that let different types of marine organisms prosper in the hostile ocean environment