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Marine Biome. By: Barrett Burns. Where its found. The marine biome is mainly found in oceans. Coral reefs is a big place where a lot of marine life is found. Some of it is also found is estuaries. . Ocean.

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marine biome

Marine Biome

By: Barrett Burns

where its found
Where its found
  • The marine biome is mainly found in oceans. Coral reefs is a big place where a lot of marine life is found. Some of it is also found is estuaries.
  • The largest of all the ecosystems, oceans are very large bodies of water that dominate the Earth's surface. Like ponds and lakes, the ocean regions are separated into separate zones: intertidal, pelagic, abyssal, and benthic. All four zones have a great diversity of species. Some say that the ocean contains the richest diversity of species even though it contains fewer species than there are on land
coral reefs
Coral reefs
  • Coral reefs are widely distributed in warm shallow waters. They can be found as barriers along continents (e.g., the Great Barrier Reef off Australia), fringing islands, and atolls. Naturally, the dominant organisms in coral reefs are corals. Corals are interesting since they consist of both algae (zooanthellae) and tissues of animal polyp. Since reef waters tend to be nutritionally poor, corals obtain nutrients through the algae via photosynthesis and also by extending tentacles to obtain plankton from the water.
  • Estuaries are areas where freshwater streams or rivers merge with the ocean. This mixing of waters with such different salt concentrations creates a very interesting and unique ecosystem. Microflora like algae, and macroflora, such as seaweeds, marsh grasses, and mangrove trees (only in the tropics), can be found here
animal life
Animal life
  • Ocean- fish, turtles, whales, sharks, etc
  • Coral reefs- Besides corals, coral reefs include several species of microorganisms, invertebrates, fishes, sea urchins, octopuses, and sea stars.
  • Estuaries- worms, oysters, crabs, and waterfowl
  • Since the marine biome is under water it really doesn’t have a set climate. It varies all over the world.