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Marine ecosystem

Marine ecosystems are among the largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems. They include oceans, salt marsh and intertidal ecology, estuaries and lagoons, mangroves and coral reefs, the deep sea and the sea floor. They can be contrasted with freshwater ecosystems, which have a lower salt content. Marine waters cover two-thirds of the surface of the Earth. Such places are considered ecosystems because the plant life supports the animal life and vice-versa. See food chains.

Marine ecosystems are very important for the overall health of both marine and terrestrial environments. According to the World Resource Center, coastal habitats alone account for approximately 1/3 of all marine biological productivity, and estuarine ecosystems (i.e., salt marshes, seagrasses, mangrove forests) are among the most productive regions on the planet. In addition, other marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, provide food and shelter to the highest levels of marine diversity in the world.

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Question:im doing a science fair project on pond life. does anyone have any links about: 1.) How Ponds Form 2.) What wildlife are found in ponds 3.) Food Chains in Ponds 4.) Eco-System of a Pond 5.) is there a cycle of a pond?

Answers:I took a class (only a week long) about pond life over the summer. Here's what I can remember. 1. I don't remember how they are formed. 2. You can get anything from plants to tiny dinoflagellates (sp?) to fish to amphibians. 3. You get the typical food chain. Some of the tiny things can photosynthesize. Others filter out food particles in the water. Small fish eat these things. Bigger fish eat smaller fish. 4. Every pond has their own ecosystem, with different levels as you go deeper into the water. 5. I remember that ponds do eventually 'die'. Not quite sure on that one.

Question:Can someone give me an example of a three member food chain for a pond habitat? Including a plant and maybe a raccoon. Thanks.

Answers:plant water bug, frog, fish, turtle. raccoon

Question:i have a food chain so its the sun the algae then larva,then dragon fly then fish then raccoon now all i need is a decomposer please help

Answers:There are dozens of machines that contain and promote this environment. The link below is one such item. Here is the online claim. This product is machine of food waste reduction, food waste treatement, food waste decomposer, dry decomposer. Model : ES-80L Std.Input Capacity : 50kg (plus-minus 20%) / per use Size(mm) Width : 850(W) Length : 1,000(L) Height : 1,100(H) Power In Use : 4.5kw/hr Process Time : 9~10hr Electricity : AC 380V / 60Hz Motor : 0.4Kw Weight : 240kg - More Than One Time Per Day Able to process more than one time per day according to the amount of the food waste through rapid dry treatment. - No Limitation On Types Of Food Waste It does not require pre-assortment of left over food waste before putting into the system. - Convenient Full Automatic Operation Acitvate the entire system automatically With the touch of one button. - Using Peltier device to make smell free. High efficiency without smell leaking. And Peltier system remove the pollutants - Use Only Electricity Power- Economical As it uses only electricity it is very economical food waste treatment system - Compact Size With Superior Performance Excellent design and compact size suits in to any surroundings while giving out superior performances. http://www.ec21.com/offers/co_benign/waste_food_decomposer.html


Answers:how will u set a pond on fire, well lets assume that for some reason u have gasoline on the surface of the pond, first the fire will kill all plants like algae etc and animals floating on the surface, if that is done u have a reduction in the population of such organisms aand as a result any other organism that feeds on those burnt out surface plants and animals will suffer and their population will reduce too or they might die off, so the chain continues and the ecosystem is now affected. ANother scenerio is that the fire might increase the temp of the pond and affect the dissolved oxygen or CO2 in the water this will also affect the well being of organisms in the pond, in extreme cases their might be no living organism left in the pond after a prolonged fire

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The Pond Food Chain :"Fishin' with the Pond Boss: The Pond Food Chain" In this installment, Bob Lusk instructs how to fix an out of balance food chain.

The food chain :The grassland ecosystem and the food chain.