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Shallow Ocean Biome
Transcript of Shallow Ocean Biome
Area shallow enough for sunlight reach. The biome near the coast lines. This biome is located all around the world. The Coastal Ocean Biome holds 90% of the oceans marine animals.
-harbor most of the seafood caught for human consumption
Temperature ranges from 35°F to 85°F. This biome is very warm because the water is shallow. The temperatures change widely depending on the region it is found in.
Sunlight and Rainfall
Sunlight ranges from little to a full day of sunlight contact dependent on location.
Rainfall is dependent completely upon location. The tropical locations get much more rain than the drier regions.
The Coastal Ocean Biome is found all over the world near the coasts of any landmass. The average water depth of this biome is 18 feet but fluctuates greatly with the location.
Phosporus moves through a food web to cycle
Phosphate is a limiting agent in the growth of plants and animals
Excess run off of phosphate can create algal blooms which are immediate increases in the amount of algae because of an increase in limiting nutrients
Phosphate runs off into the ocean water and settles in the sediment
Plants and algae use phosphate as a nutrient which starts its cycle into the food web
Antarctic Coastal Ocean Biome
Small forms of bacterias and fungi
Animals and plants
Plastic waste is a major problem in this area. 10% of all plastic waste ends up in the Coastal Ocean Biome. The chemicals from the plastic can harm the marine life
Oil spills, pesticides, and other pollutants are also a problem.
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The NOAA also works very hard to conserve the coastal ocean biome