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Tropical Ocean's Biome

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Prentiss Bacon

on 28 March 2013

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The tropical ocean biome is extremely important! Oxygen is essential for all living things including humans. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to survive in any given biome in the world. The ocean biome is home to kelp and phytoplankton. They offer 50% of the oxygen that all living things in the world depend on! Problems including the recent BP oil spill though continue to threaten the future for many plants and animals in the ocean biome. The long term effects of such damages from that oil spill won’t be known until well into the future. Even with all the efforts that have been implemented for rescue and clean up, the damages to what lives in the ocean there has already occurred on many levels, including the plants. Ecological Concerns Coral is not just a plant, it is also a home for the fish that are around it. Coral is protection for the fish. Paddle Grass Coral Kelp Like the grass that grows in your yard, paddle grass grows as upright blades and spreads under the sand using special stems called rhizomes. Paddle grass can grow thick enough to form meadows under the sea. These root-like anchors called holdfasts hold kelp to the bottom of the sea. The plant grows upward, buoyed by air-filled sacs that keep the leaves afloat. Typical Flora (plants)
A characteristic of the tropical ocean biome is that the water temperature is usually higher than 68 degrees F. throughout the year. The warm temperature of tropical oceans is important in influencing the world's weather patterns and climate. Many of the world's ecosystems depend on the processes that take place in the tropical oceans. The average rainfall in the tropical oceans is 115in. a year. Climate A common belief is that the ocean biome was the first one to exist.
It is estimated that there is one cup of salt for every gallon of water.
The deepest part of any ocean biome in the world is the Mariana Trench. It is 36,200 feet deep.
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of all ocean biomes in the world. It is 64 million square miles. Interesting Facts about the Tropical Ocean’s Biome The middle portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and most of the Indian Ocean are considered the tropical oceans. They lie along the equatorial band defined by the Tropic of Cancer on the North, and the Tropic of Capricorn on the South. *The highlighted pink are the tropical oceans. Where’s are the Tropical Ocean’s Located ?
The ocean biome is one of the seven types of biomes found on Earth. Some others are desert, tropical rain forest, tundra and grassland. The ocean or marine biome is the world's largest biome, covering 70% of the Earth. It contains the Pacific, Indian, Arctic, Southern and Atlantic oceans. Tropical oceans, which include the central parts of the Atlantic and Pacific as well as a large portion of the Indian Ocean, are found near the equator, between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. The Tropical Ocean’s Biome The Stingray has a very interesting shape to it. The body is flat and they feature a tail that is long and thin. The tail is where the stingers are located. The venom is very strong in the stingers and it could result in a person becoming very ill or even dying. Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile. Jellyfish are best known for their bell-shaped form and ability to deliver a painful sting. These aquatic invertebrates range from shallow coastal habitats to deep ocean waters. Stingrays Whales Jellyfish Typical Fauna (animals)
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