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Neritic Zone

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Nico Barnard

on 1 May 2013

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Biotic factors Abiotic Factors Plant and animal adaptations Locations The Neritic Zone Table of Contents The Neritic Zone 1) Definition of Neritic Zone
2) Locations of the Neritic Zone
3) Abiotic Factors
4) Biotic Factors
5) Plant and animal adaptations
6) Threats to the Neritic Zone
7) Conservation The Neritic zone is the section of the ocean right off the coast, including all of the water all the way down to 200 meters. It ends right before the continental shelf. The Neritic zone is located along every coast in the world and extends out until the water passes 200 meters in depth. The Neritic Zone receives a lot of sunlight, which is why it has such large amount of organisms that live there. The sunlight reaches about 50 meters down into the water. The rainfall in the Neritic zone varies depending on the locations because it is off the coast of every coastal country. The soil in the Neritic zone is sand, which doesn't have much value nutrients-wise, but it provides a home for many of the organisms that make the sand their home. Sources "Biome Wiki." Neritic Zone -. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.

"The Marine Biome." Neritic Zone. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.

"The Marine Biome." Neritic Zone. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.

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By: Nico Barnard There is a very diverse population of organisms that call the Neritic zone their home... some of the following are... The Eel is one of many that live in the Neritc zone. Another organism that thrives in the Neritic zone is the Sea Turtle. Plants in the Neritic Zone are also very diverse. they are able to live there because of the abundance of sunlight that enters the Neritic Zone. http://biomes7.wetpaint.com/page/Neritic+Zone http://biomes7.wetpaint.com/page/Neritic+Zone http://biomes7.wetpaint.com/page/Neritic+Zone http://biomes7.wetpaint.com/page/Neritic+Zone Both the plants and animals that live in the Neritic zone have to adapt to fit the environment that they are a part of. One example of an adaption that is found in the Neritic Zone is the ability to live, and for the most part, obtain oxygen . Dolphins are another organism that exists in this biome http://biomes7.wetpaint.com/page/Neritic+Zone Kelp Sea Anenome Another example is how to escape from predators or make its move on its prey. A great example of that is the Eel. It has the ability to swim both forward and backward so it can back into a hole, while having full sight behind dthreatening it. The major plant adaptation in this biome is the way that the plants grow. The best example is the Kelp. Kelp grows extremely fast and can grow up to 2 feet in a day! They absorb a lot of sunlight so they have to keep growing to keep receiving the sunlight. Quiz 1) Deep does the water go in the Neritic Zone?

2) What was the organism example used for animal adaptation? What was the adaptation?

3) Why does the kelp in the water keep on growing so rapidly?

4) What are the government authorities doing to try to protect the balance of the biome?

5) How much rainfall does the Neritic Zone Receive? Threats Threats to the Neritic zone are water pollution from dumping trash and waste, and also there is the problem of people over-fishing. The over-fishing takes too many fish out of the habitat throwing it off balance, and also disturbing the underwater landscape. Conservation There are many efforts that are being pursued by government authorities and organizations that create laws that limit and or prohibit the fishing in certain areas or times, in an effort to keep the balance of the biome.
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