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Science Habitat Quiz


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Sand Sharing
Sand goes from north to south.
Open Ocean
Sargaso weeds is an algae that floats in water (nusery) & grows in warm water.
Rocky shores and tidepools
animals must survive waves, exposed to sun, crabs, shell animals, sea stars, fish, anemones, muscles, kelp, seaweed, and algae.
Salt Marshes
SC has the most of this on the east coast. Corp grass is a common plant here, oysterbeds, snails, fiddler crabs, herons, white egrets live here.
Marine Biology
Every marine organisms can be classified by where they live, and how they move.
Nusery Habitat
provides food and habitat for baby animals
Cord grass
The most abundant & important grass. It is the basis of the food chain.
Coral Reefs
Millions of small animals created this. In order to build upon it the temperature needs to be 82 degrees and shallow.
Seagrass Beds
Shallow, tropical water, calm water is where it grows. Flimsy streams & Many endangered species eat this. Least protected & least known.
Deep Sea(Hydrothemal Vents)
Underwater geysers, plant plankton use chemosythesis to survive, and blows out heat and sulfer.
Zooxanthellae gets a place to live and coral gets nutrients.
Deep Sea
Dragon fish, long nose Chimerra, angler fish, Logger fishm crab,shrimp, & octopuss live here.
Kelp Forest
Brown Cup Coral, Club tipped Anemone, sea otters, light bulb tunicates, sea star, Garhaldi whales live here. Torpedo ray and sunflower. Grows in cold water & can float or build a forest. Nusery forest.
Dunes & Beaches
Extreme environment, sand can be 150 degrees. They hold and protect it with sea oats.Blows with wind, protect beach from erosion, seagulls, crabs live here and turtles live eggs here. Oil spills and pollution is a problem here too.
Coral Pollups
They have stinging cells used to catch plankton.

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