Marine Environments. What are the major life zones in the ocean and along the coast?. Objectives. Students will be able to: Identify the major marine life zones. Visualize the zones geographically. Describe the characteristics of the life zones. Motivation.
What are the major life zones in the ocean and along the coast?
Students will be able to:
What part of the ocean do you think contains the most life? The least life?
Fish , crabs, sea stars, and sea urchins live in the area.
This is the main area for commercial fishing.
Together the neritic and the oceanic zones make up the largest marine life zone (the Pelagic zone).
Organisms living here exhibit unique adaptations to conditions on the ocean floor.
The ocean contains several life zones that are characterized by particular communities of plants and animals that are adapted to live in those environments.
Please keep up with the reading in the textbook:
Tonight you should be reading pages 60-67.