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Neritic Zone. By; Savannah Ezell, Alec Barzach , Hanna Tischer , Thomas Deal. Neritic Zone.

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Neritic Zone

By; Savannah Ezell, Alec Barzach, Hanna Tischer, Thomas Deal


Neritic Zone

The Neritic Zone is a shallow environment sprawling with life. This zone can get to a depth of around 200 meters deep/ 100 fathoms. Its shallowness lets in an abundance amount of sunlight. The water temperature stays stable this allows many types of plant and animal species to thrive in the environment. Combined with estuaries these zones cause most of the worlds productivity in sea life.

Fathoms= 6 feet


Location

  • Neritic Zone- Located in the Continental Shelf

  • The continental shelf is an extended perimeter of each continent and isolated costal plain

  • Continental Slope- Slope between the outer edge of the continent shelf and the deep ocean floor


Animals

  • The Neritic zone contains most of the seafood for human consumption

  • Sharks and sea birds feed along the Neritic Zone

  • Animal life in this zone will eventually become extinct because of human impacts

Sea Star, Eel, Sea Turtle, Potato Grouper, Dolphins, Salmon, and Etc.


Plants

  • Kelp, Seaweed, Algae, Sea grass, and Phytoplankton

  • All plants in this zone are able to use photosynthesis because they are close enough to the surface to get sun light

  • Plankton is the most common form of plant life

  • Seaweed is also known know as Sargasso

  • Is well Oxygenated

  • Contains coral reefs

  • Phytoplankton ca reproduce extremely fast because of the sunlight and nutrients


Facts

  • The Neritic zone covers an area about the same size as Asia.

  • Is 10% of earths ocean.

  • Neritic Zone is a subdivision of the Pelagic Zone

  • There is a lot more Neritic Zone in the east coast

  • Ores and Fossil Fuels can be extracted from this zone

  • It has low water pressure and stable temperatures and salinity


Where is the Neritic Zone?

Where and What is the Continental slope?

What is the Continental Shelf and Where is it?


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