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Science Ecosystems


ecosystems A community and the abiotic parts of its environment. Biotic refers to the living parts of an environment and abiotic refers to the non-living parts of an environment
producers organisms that make their own food
consumers an organism that eats other organisms
plankton Plankton are a collection of small organisms, including algae and photozoans, that float in great numbers in fresh or salt water. They are usually found near the surface and serve as food for fish and other larger organisms.
Phytoplankton The plant part of plankton; mainly unicellular algae.
Intertidal Ecosystem The area between the high tide and the low tide. This enviroment is always changing.
Coral reef Ecosystem These reefs are formed by tiny animals called corals. They are found in warm, sunlit water.
Deep-Ocean vent ecosystem This area is on the ocean floor in the abyssal zone.Volcanic vents release heated water containing dissolved chemicals.
Estuary Ecosystem This is the ecosystem where fresh water meets a saltwater environment
Estuaries are the most important ecosystems for man and are the breeding grounds for much of the seafood people eat.True or False True
Created by: halehall