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Rock Platform Ecosystem

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Andy Huynh

on 27 May 2013

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by Andy Huynh Rocky Platform Ecosystem Lotus Diagram Rock Platform Ecosystem Terms: Environment: The surroundings of a
living organism, including natural
forces and other living things,
which provide conditions for
development and growth as well as
of danger and damage. The lotus diagram of the rock platform ecosystem in Australia displaying abiotic factors, animal and plant species that exist in the ecosystem. Terms: An ecosystem: is a complex set of relationships among the living resources, habitats, and residents of an area. It includes plants, trees, animals, fish, birds, micro-organisms, soil, water and people. Terms Habitat: the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows Terms Population: is a group of organisms of the same species living together in an area. Terms Community: a community is an assemblage or associations of populations of two or more different species occupying the same geographical area The Sea Eagle The sea eagle preys on other smaller and weaker animal species (fishes, crustaceans) that exist in the ecosystem (rock platform) in order to adapt and survive Seaweed (plant species) Seaweed lives from salt water and requires sunlight to maintain the process of photosynthesis 2 relationships between organisms that exist in the ecosystem Rock Platform Food Web Rock Platform Ecosystem food chain A food chain from the rock platform ecosystem's food web Environmental factor affecting the ecosystem Tides and waves are particularly known for damaging and affecting certain coasts (Rocky platform ecosystem), but most of the damage are generally caused by activities in the nearby ocean coming into the land, such as, as mentioned, tides, waves, wind, temperature, etc. There are a variety of activities in the ocean that could affect the land and ecosystem nearby, but most of the damage comes from waves. Impacts to the ecosystem from the environmental factor Waves can affect and damage the inner land of the coast (rocky platform ecosystem), sometimes hurling rocks towards platforms in-land, but waves can cause discomfort and danger to organisms located in the water, where waves are formed. Australia’s two human invasions Has affected this ecosystem mainly by over-fishing, a human-made threat that is endangering the coastal (rock platform ecosystem) environment and animal habitat. Rock platform Energy Pyramid An energy pyramid from the ecosystem's food chain Numbers pyramid The relationship between the sea eagle and the black fish is predator/prey. The sea eagle preys on the black fish (also various other fishes) when they are on, or close to the surface of the water. They also catch fish if they are close to land. The relationship between octopus and snails (Crustaceans, generally small animals that are weaker can get caught by an octopus) is also lke predator/prey. The octopus roams around looking for smaller fish/animals (Crabs, snails) to prey on in order to survive. They catch their prey with suckers on their tentacles. (The octopus is far from rocky platforms, however, it could be considered as part of the rock platform ecosystem)
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