Phytoplankton- A plant like organism
Benthos-Organisms that live on the
bottom of the ocean and sometimes
they are attached to surfaces.
Plankton-Tiny animals and plants that
float near the surface of a body of water.
They are important food sources for
Nekton- Free-swimming ocean
organisms that move independently of
Neritic Zone- The area that slopes down
from the edge of the shoreline toward
the ocean floor.
Upwelling- The movement of colder,
nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean
into shallow areas.
Hydrothermalvents- Cracks in the ocean
crust that release mineral rich water that
has been heated by Earth’s interior.
Intertidal Zone- The shoreline area that
falls between the high tidemark and the
Trophic Level-The steps in a food web
describing organisms and the energy
Primary Consumer-Organisms that
make their own food and are the base of
every food chain - these organisms are
Secondary Consumer-They eat the
primary consumers.They are carnivores
(meat-eaters) and omnivores (animals
that eat both animals and plants).
Zooplankton-Microscopic animals that
eat other plankton.
~I looked at the trophic levels in my
science book and saw that the Primary
source is at the bottom.
~The Plankton and Benthos are on
opposites sides of the ocean.
~Phytoplankton are like plants and
zooplankton are like animals.
~Nektons can swim along the Neritic
~A lot of organisms like Secondary
Composers live in the Intertidal zone.
~The upwelling water went across the
hydrothermal vents and into the shallow