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Transcript of Benthic Biome
Seaweed is a marine algae with very long strands that have a large number of leaves. Seaweed is usually light green in color, the color can range from brown to reddish. This plant can live in very deep waters. It performs photosynthesis by using blue light, which is a type of sunlight. It has strong roots that can withstand strong ocean currents. Seaweed
Phytoplankton rely on sunlight to photosynthesize, so they are generally found in shallower ocean waters. However, as the tiny plants die, they drift down to the deeper levels of the sea and are eaten by the fish and other animals that live down in the Benthic zone. Invertebrates, such as the tiny crustaceans known as amphipods, are among the organisms that rely on the sinking phytoplankton for survival. Phytoplankton are by far the most abundant type of plant in the ocean. This plant grows in large clumps on the sea floor, creating a virtual meadow in the sand. They produce both oxygen and biomass, which is type of biological material created from living or dead organisms. The leaves of the Poseidonia are green, long, thin and bladelike, and the plant produces both flowers and fruit. The flowers and the fruit are both green, and the fruit looks like an olive. This plant needs light penetration to survive, and it can die off if the water is too cloudy. It is in the group of Potamogetonaceae which is the only family of macrophytobenthos that can produce flowers and fruit. Poseidonia Large kelp forests need temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit to grow. Kelp leaves or blades are wide, long, and they have a node at the base of them that connects the blades to the stalk. This node helps keep the plant standing straight in the water. Kelp has roots that dig into the rocky sea bottom and hold the plant in place. Kelp can be brown or green. It is algae. Kelp Turtle Grass Turtle grass grows in meadows. Extensive meadows can be formed on muddy sand, coarse sandy and clayey seabeds. It cannot grow in fresh water. Turtle grass and other seagrasses form meadows which are important habitats and feeding grounds. In the spring and early summer, many turtle grass plants produce small flowers at the base of the leaves. The grass is eaten by turtles, herbivorous parrotfish, surgeonfish and sea urchins while the leaf surface films are a food source for many small invertebrates. Flatworm