The Ocean Biome.

Ecosystem

Sharks

The Ocean ecosystem is made up of fish, mammals, and some very beautiful plants. If you were to visit the ocean you'd see many types of fish some plants and many types of birds. You would hear seagulls making noises and waves crashing down. You would smell the salty gust of wind rush to your face and body. When you walk around on the sand you would see other people on the beach waiting to enjoy a beautiful day soaking up sun. The water would feel warm and fish would brush across your feet and when you looked out at the horizon you would see the most amazing thing. You would see the sight of a whale leaping into mid air trying to get some air. You would then think "Wow." Ecology is the study of organisms interacting with other organisms in their natural environment. They also study their interactions with their abiotic environment.

Sharks don't roam around all parts of the ocean, but they are smart enough to move when something has happened to there place to stay. They roam freely where ever they feel since they don't have many natural predators. If a sharks place to reside has been crowded with pollution or oil the shark or sharks will move to a different place to rest. A sharks habitat. Sharks aren't territorial so they switch up their habitats a bunch. They will defend part of there habitat if needed though. Fish are protected by the sharks if they swim under the shark they is an example of commensalism because the fish benefit and the sharks aren't harmed. Sharks are individuals so that means they are separate. Population is the total amount of wildlife counted up together.

Community

Commensalism is an example of species interacting with each other. An example of this is whales and barnacles. The barnacles attach themselves to the whales and the barnacles travel on the whales to places with rich food. The barnacle gets food and does't harm the whale at all. Mutualism is an other example of interspecies interaction. Except both organisms benefit and no one is harmed. An example is clownfish and anemones. The reason this is considered mutualism is because the clownfish are given a place to live and the anemones are given protection from butterfly fish. No one gets hurt and they both benefit. The last example of interspecies interaction is parasitism. Parasitism is when one benefits and the other is harmed. An example of this is whales and intestinal worms. The worms feed off the host which in this case is the whale. This is parasitism because the worm benefits and the whale is harmed.

Kingdoms

The first photo is an example of a protist. It is classified as a protist because it is single celled and it can be hetero or autotrophic. They also are eukaryotic. The picture right next to it is called a Mwerezi tree. It is classified in the plantae kingdom because it has chlorophyll which is necessary for photosynthesis. The plants also grow by cell division. Plants are also multicellular. The photo below the protist is fungi. The photo is a picture of a mushroom. Characteristics to make it fungi is it's multicellular, most are filamentous, some are unicellular, and most reproduce both sexually and asexually. The last picture is a spider. It is also classified as an animal. It's an animal because it has characteristics that include, its multicellular, it has heterotrophs, some type of skeletal support, has cells and systems, and reproduce sexually.    

Food chain and Web

I picked the turtle. The turtles role as a consumer is to eat the plants. The role the turtle plays as a decomposer is food for the shark. It eats the producer which for a turtle would be a plant. Producer is someone or something that make things including food for it's self. The consumer is something that eats other things and doesn't produce food for it's self. The decomposer breaks down dead plants or animals to simpler substances. Decomposers are usually bacteria.

Abiotic Factors

The first picture is sand. Some animals depend on the sand because thats what they call home. An example of an animal is a crab. The crab uses the sand to have protection and a home. The second photo is water. Animals depend on it because some animals wouldn't be able to breathe or have a place to live. The last photo is rocks. Rocks are important to animals because they have materials and elements that the animals need.

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