Type
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Description

Study of organisms evolutionary history Phylogenetics
Coral symbiotic algae zooxanthellae
Shallow body of water surrounded by a land mass lagoon
Ring of land made by reef no land in the middle atoll
Polyps use______to capture food tenticles
Coral reefs are classified by their_______ geomorphology
Erosion caused by living organisms bioerosion
Organizing information Classification
Type of classification based on similarities and differences taxonomy
Study of biological diversity and its origins. Systematics
Outer cell layer of the polyp Ectodermis
Coral reefs are found in_______water Warm
The buttress zone break up_______ Waves
Corals provide protection for Algae
Coral waste products are carbon dioxide, nitrates, and_______ Phosphate
_______are constructed by grouping organisms together based off of their shared characteristics cladogram
Inner cell layer of the polyp Endothermic
A sack where the stomach is located Gastrovascular Cavity
The evolutionary lineage Branches
The______is round circular coralite Septa

Coral reef crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What phyllum corals belong to? cnidaria
Type of reef building coral? Hermatypic
Living section of the coral? polyp
Biological interaction between corals and endosymbiotic algae Mutualism
Group of algae endosymbiotic of corals zooxanthellae
Main factor limiting coral growth temperature
Formed when a volcanic island with a coral fringe sink atoll
Biological interaction by which the sea star crown-of-thornes interacts with corals predation
Biological interaction by which urchins interact with corals grazing
Genus of urchin that suffered mass mortalities in the 1980 Diadema
Most limiting resource in coral reefs space
The production of toxic compounds to deter spread or settlement of other species Allelopathy
Type of asexual reproduction in corals budding

Marine Ecosystem Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Known as nature soup, decomposed marsh grass Detritus
Plants that are adapted to grow, it is either floating on the surface or submerged in mud Hydrophyte
very simple plants that live in water; the size ranks from microscopic plankton to meters-long kelp Algae
poison produced by a living organism Toxin
Where freshwater and salt water meet (coastal area) Estuary
Under layer; something to hold on to or attach to Substrate
an animal that eats another animal for food Predator
Interaction of all living things in an area community
an alteration of adjustment by a species improves the relationship in the environment Adaptation
special blades on the bottom of the kelp above the hold fast that produce spores sporophylls
the top of the kelp forest where blades rest on the surface of the water canopy
a animal that eats plants herbivore
Forms an symbiotic relationship with corals zooxanthellae
a long coral reef near the shore (parallel to it) barrier reef
an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a bay atoll
rise and fall of Earth's water on its coastline Tides
total amount of dissolved salts in a water sample Salinity
algae and animals that float in water which are carried by waves and the currents Plankton
a large stream of (waves) moving water the flows through the oceans Current
rotate between submergence and non submergence because of the tidal waves intertidal
organisms belonging to the animal kingdom. zooplankton

coral bleaching Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Zooplankton
Biodiversity
Photosynthesis
Habitat
Algae
Barrier reef
Turfing algae
polyps
coral
Zooxanthellae

coral bleaching Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

any of various symbiotic yellow-green or yellow–brown algae in thecytoplasm of certain radiolarians and marine invertebrates. Zooxanthellae
the hard, variously colored, calcareous skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps. coral
a projecting growth from a mucous surface, as of the nose,being either a tumor or a hypertrophy of the mucous membrane. Polyps
sparse to thick mats of diminutive and juvenile algae less than 2 cm high. Turfing algae
- a coral reef running parallel to the shore but separated from it by a channel of deep water. Barrier reef
a simple nonflowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue Algae
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. Habitat
- the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem Biodiversity
plankton consisting of small animals and the immature stages of larger animals. Zooplankton

Coral Reef Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

butterfly fish
sea horse
star fish
clown fish
waves
urchin
sponge
spiny lobster
shrimp
shark
scuba
salt dome
reef
polyp
parrotfish
octopus
moray eel
marine debris
manta ray
loggerhead turtle
jellyfish
current
crab
conch
brain coral
boat
barracuda
Algae

Great Barrier Reef Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What country is the reef located near? Australia
What is happening to the reef? Bleaching
What does the reef mostly consist of? Coral
Over 1,500 _______ found in the reef. Species
The reef can be seen from ______. Outer space
What is affecting the coral in the reef? Climate change
Warmer temperatures put _______ on the coral. Stress
One of _____ reefs in the world. Largest
The largest income for the reef is based on ______. Tourism
Corals produce this on the outside of their bodies. Algae
The Great Barrier reef life is interconnected and all organisms are _____ to each other. Vital
The process in which the reef is becoming toxic because of CO2 Ocean acidification
Another name for the Great barrier reef. Ecosystem
The reef is considered this because of tourist. National park
The Great Barrier reef is becoming more and more __________. Threatened
Corals are considered living because of the ___ inside the coral. Polyps

Coral Reefs Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

animals in the phylum cnidaria; they have radial symmetry, tissue level organization cnidarians
the living together in close association of 2 different species symbiosis
particles of dead organisims detritus
dinoflagellates that live within animal tissue zooxanthellae
process by which green plants & some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide & water photosynthesis
small & microscopic organisms drifting/floating in the sea or fresh water plankton
a free-swimming sexual form of a coelenterate such as jellyfish medusa
solitary/ colonial sedentary form of a coelenterate such as a sea anemone polyp
single-celled planktonic animal with a perforated chalky shell through which slender protrusions of protoplasm extend foraminifer
branching reddish seaweed with a calcareous jointed system coralline algae
a conical structure of calcareous plates & muscles supporting the rasping teeth of a sea urchin Aristotle's lantern
sedentary aquatic invertebrate of the phylum, Bryozoa, which comprises the moss animals bryozoan
a wind blowing steadily toward the equator from the northeast in the northern hemisphere or the southeast in the southern hemisphere , especially at sea The Trade Winds
the gradual craving in or sinking of an area of land subsidence
the chemical process by which atmospheric nitrogen is assimilated into organic compounds nitrogen fixation

Chapter 17 Vocabulary Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

taxonomic group of closely related species with a common ancestor. genus
named group of organisms, such as a phylum, genus, or species. taxon
taxonomic group of similar, related genera that is larger than a genus and smaller than an order. family
Linnaeus's system of naming organisms, which gives a scientific two-word Latin name to each species--the first part is the genus name and the second is the specific epithet. binomial nomenclature
prokaryotes whose cell walls do not contain peptidoglycan. archaebacteria
inherited morphological or biochemical feature that varies among species and can be used to determine patterns of descent. character
taxonomic method that models evolutionary relationships based on shared derived characters and phylogenetic trees. cladistics
diagram with branches that represents the hypothesized phylogeny or evolution of a species or group; uses bioinformatics, morphological studies, and information from DNA studies. cladogram
taxonomic group that contains one or more related orders. class
grouping of organisms or objects based on a set of criteria that helps organize, communicate, and retain information. classification
taxonomic term used instead of phylum to group related classes of plants and bacteria. division
taxonomic group of one or more kingdoms. domain
prokaryotes with peptidoglycan-containing cell walls. eubacteria
unicellular or multicellular eukaryote that is stationary, absorbs nutrients from organic materials in the environment, and has cell walls that contain chitin. fungus
taxonomic group of related phyla or divisions. kingdom
model that uses comparisons of DNA sequences to estimate phylogeny and rate of evolutionary change. molecular clock
evolutionary history of a species. phylogeny
taxonomic group of related classes. phylum
unicellular, multicellular, or colonial eukaryote whose cell walls may contain cellulose; can be plantlike, animal-like, or funguslike. protist
branch of biology that identifies, names, and classifies species based on their morphology and behavior. taxonomy

Chapter 7 Study Guide Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

land that is periodically under water wetland
organisms that cannot swim against currents plankton
free swimming organisms nekton
bottom dwellers benthos
nutrient rich zone that is near the shore littoral zone
bottom of a lake or pond benthic zone
an increase in the amount of nutrients eutrophication
area in which fresh water from a river mixes with salt water from an ocean estuary
where rivers deposit their mineral-rich mud salt marshes
dense growths of mangrove trees in swampy areas mangrove swamps
often run parallel to the shore and protect the land during natural disasters barrier islands
limestone ridges built by tiny coral animals called coral polyps; algae live inside these coral reefs

CORAL REEF Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

FRINGING
ATOLL
COLOURFUL
POLYPS
ORGANISMS
SPONGES
GREAT BARRIER
CALCIUM CARBONATE
REEF
CORAL