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Primary Production & Ocean Food Webs - Chapter Summary
This chapter's quality overview of primary production and ocean food webs can ensure you fully comprehend algae blooms, marine angiosperms, feeding strategies of marine animals and related concepts. Expert instructors make studying these concepts fun and simple! Review the lessons at your own pace, and take short quizzes when you're ready to check your comprehension of key concepts. Feel free to send any questions about lesson topics to our subject-matter experts via the Dashboard. If you have a busy schedule, around-the-clock mobile access enables you to study in any location and during the timeframes that suits your schedule. After finishing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Describe the primary productivity of biomes
- List types and share examples of marine angiosperms
- Outline characteristics of red algae, green algae and brown algae
- Explain characteristics of algae blooms
- Exhibit knowledge of oceanic food webs and nutrient productivity
- Identify and describe types of feeding strategies of marine animals
- Provide a description of the biomass pyramid for a marine ecosystem
1. Primary Productivity of Biomes
Imagine a desert, a rainforest, and a lake. All of these areas are similar in that there are plants growing in them. These areas all vary because the amount of plant production is different based on the type of habitat. This lesson will explore the concept of primary productivity and how it varies by biomes. It will also discuss the most productive biomes and the biomes that produce the least biomass.
2. Marine Angiosperms: Types, Location & Examples
Marine angiosperms are an important part of the underwater ecosystem as they provide shelter and food for many types of marine animals, as well as help to secure the sediment underwater.
3. Red Algae, Green Algae & Brown Algae: Characteristics & Examples
What do you really know about algae? In this lesson we'll take a look at red, green, and brown algae, including their characteristics and their importance, both naturally and commercially.
4. What Are Algae Blooms? - Definition & Examples
You may have heard of algae blooms and red tides, but what exactly are they? Algae blooms develop from excess nutrient runoff into aquatic systems, and this nutrient imbalance can cause a variety of issues.
5. Oceanic Food Webs & Nutrient Productivity
In this lesson, we take a look at the nutrient productivity of the world's oceans, as well as the food webs that connect all the organisms that live in them. Afterwards, you can take a brief quiz to check your understanding.
6. Feeding Strategies of Marine Animals: Types & Examples
Marine animals find food in many different ways. Two of these methods include suspension and deposit feeding. Here, you can know more about various animals' specific feeding strategies. Also, learn what happens in a balanced marine feeding ecosystem.
7. Biomass Pyramid for a Marine Ecosystem
This lesson will help you understand how to construct a biomass pyramid for a marine ecosystem. First, we'll review what a biomass pyramid is, look at an example for a marine ecosystem and explain why biomass pyramids can become inverted.
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