Saltwater By Tyler CJ Claire Lucy Will
Saltwater Maps • 70 percent of the world is water. • 97 percent of it is Saltwater. • In dead sea there is 33.7 percent of salt. • That is why you can float in the dead sea.
Climates • Average low 20-25 degrees. In winter time. • Average high 80-85 degrees. In Summer time.
Plants In The Ocean • Common plants are kelp, Seaweed, and Seagrass. • Kelp is a type of marine brown algae . • Kelp is like seaweed accept that they grow in different habitats. • Seaweed is a type of algae that grows in marine habitats. • It has also been harvested for centuries by many coastal peoples who use it for its health benefits and delightful culinary properties. • Seagrass is like regular grass except it grows under Water. • It also has to adapt to saltwater but it does not take a Long time. • There are many types of seagrass and they often grow In the medow which looks like grasslands.
Animals That Are common In Saltwater • Common are Sharks, Jelly Fish, and Stingrays. • Sharks aremeat eaters, not man eaters. • Sharks have a strict diet and it also depends on what kind of Shark it is. • They eat all kinds of other fishes even other Sharks. • Jelly Fish common because always washing up on shore and a lot of times close to land. • They can not move themselves ocean moves them. • Jelly fish are carnivores. • Stingrays live shallow waters. • Stingrays spend most time mostly hiding in the sand. • Stingrays bodies are supported by cartilage rather than bones.
Animals That Are Not Common In Saltwater • Non common are the Scorpaenidae, and the Angelfish. • The reason Scorpaenidae are not common is because they are farther out than normal fish that you see very close. • Scorpaenidae is also know to be called the lionfish. • They multiply quickly. • People are starting to eat. • Have a problem with them in Florida. • Angel Fish are brightly colored bony fishes. • They are also called Pomacanthidae. • Angel fish eat high quality flake food or Pellet food.
Saltwater Food Chain • All these animals have a reason they eat what they eat. • Without the food chain none of these animals would exist. • It is very important that we don’t pollute the water so the animals will keep living.
Human Interferences In Saltwater • Public, industrial and irrigation water supply can effect the creatures in Saltwater. • Navigation/transport. • Cooling water for power plant. • Humans clean lakes a lot of times. • Humans try to protect environment.
Conclusion/Final Thoughts • Learned a lot of new things. • Had a lot of fun doing it. • Glad I got assigned this Saltwater. • I give credit to Lucy, Will E., Claire ,and CJ.
Resources • http://bioexpedition.com/ocean-biome/ • http://www.crd.bc.ca/watersheds/protection/wildlife-plants/kelp.htm • http://www.savethesea.org/STS%20ocean_facts.htm • http://www.reefescape.net/facts/learn.htm • http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/ocean.htm • http://www.suzy.co.nz/suzysworld/factpage.asp?factsheet=118 • http://library.thinkquest.org/J003321/saltwater.htm