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Ocean Zonation Project

This project will explian the geological features, types of organisms and the adaptions the organisms must face while living each of the ocean zones.
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raven bryant

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Ocean Zonation Project

OCEAN ZONES TIDAL ZONE SUBZONES Supertidal zone intertidal zone littoral zone CONDITIONS temperatures increase strongly because of lack of ocean movement constant crashing of waves ORGANISMS limpets mussels chi tons barnacles whelks ADAPTIONS dramatic changes in the temperature moisture salinity force of wave action HUMAN IMPACT trampling collecting urban runoffs loss of algae pollution NERITIC ZONE SUBZONES subtidal zone sublittoral zone photic zone CONDITIONS lots of light depth 200 meters stable temperatures GEOLOGICAL FEATURES coral reefs tropical rainforests ORGANISMS photosynthetic bacteria algae coral tuna fish butterfly fish angel fish ADAPTIONS buoyancy color adaptions saltwater adaptions HUMAN IMPACTS pollution study of fish Oceanic Zone Subzones Pelagic zone Photic Zone Aphotic Zone CONDITIONS depth greater than 200 meters abundant sunlight GEOLOGICAL FEATURES deep sea valcanoes ocean basins under sea terrian crevices ORGANISMS plankton zooplankton ADAPTIONS sharks tuna fish jelly fish dolphins cold water salianty mostiure HUMAN IMPACTS marine debris littering seabed disturbance BATHYAL ZONE SUBZONES Bathypelagic Aphotic zone CONDITIONS depth of 1000-4000 meters below sea level 39 degrees dark waters slow currents GEOLOGICAL FEATURES bay muds coral sand bottoms rocky out crops ORGANISMS vipor fish frill shark squids octopuses ADAPTIONS no photosynthesis low temps no light HUMAN IMPACTS Pollution BENTHIC ZONE BENTHIC ZONE 4000 meters deep no light cold waters GEOLOGICAL FEATURES submarine ridges ocean trenchs hadal zone ORGANISMS chemosynthetic abundant minerals nutrients ADAPTIONS specialized delaptions HUMAN IMPACTS oil explorations gas exploration ABYSS/OCEAN BOTTOM SUBZONES abyssal pelagic aphotic zone CONDITIONS 2000-6000 METERS NO LIGHT SLOW CURRENTS GEOLOGICAL FEATURES CONTINENTAL SHELF SLOPE TRENCHS ABYSAL PLAIN MID OCEAN RIDGES ORGANISMS DIFFICULT TO OBSERVE ALMOST UNEXPLORED ADAPTIONS PHOTORECEPTORS HADAL ZONE SUBZONE HADALPELAGIC ZONE APHOTIC ZONE CONDITIONS OVER 6000 METERS DEEP GREAT PRESSURE GEOLOGICAL FEATURES TRENCHS MID OCEANIC RIDGES ORGANISMS FORAMINIFERA ADAPTIONS LACK OF LIGHT EXTREAM PRESSURE LOW TEMPS HUMAN IMPACTS MICROBES THREATEN HUMAN HEALTH
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