Try this… build a marine ecosystem 1. Build a poster showing a marine ecosystem A. Draw, color, & label • Coast/Shallow water (Estuary) • Pelagic/Photic Zone • Abyssal/Aphotic Zone B. Show 9 organisms throughout the ocean • 3 Coast • 3 Photic Zone (open water; further away from the coast) • 3 Aphotic Zone
2. Analysis Questions • Describe the biotic & abiotic factors of all 3 areas of the marine ecosystem. • Geography, light, depth, salinity, temperature & pressure • How do those factors change as you move from the surface of the water to deep water? • What kind of adaptations do organisms have at the top, middle, and bottom of the ocean to survive? • How would those biotic & abiotic components change if this were a freshwater ecosystem (lake) • Be specific; would you find a dolphin in a Florida lake? No, what would you find there instead?