Oceanography Answers

Days 23-24

  1.  sea level
  2. soundings 1-4 continental shelf, soundings 4-6 continental slope
  3. soundings 2 and 4
  4. between soundings 6-9 a hill or volcano in the area
  5. soundings 11 midocean ridge, ocean floor on either side colliding together
  6. sounding 16 subduction zone
  7. longitude and depth
  8. sonar/radar imaging
  9. It is a good representation of the ocean floor.  Each change in sounding is approximately 360 ft so the two axes have close/similar scales.

Day 95

  1. zooplankton
  2. anemone
  3. parrot fish
  4. sea fan
  5. nudibranch
  6. Trumpet fish
  7. reef lobster
  8. squid
  9. coral polyps
  10. moon jellyfish
  11. barracuda
  12. grouper
  13. spotted moray eel
  14. feather duster worms
  15. Christmas tree worms
  16. porcupine fish
  17. Queen Angel fish
  18. Soldier fish
  19. French Angelfish
  20. Spider Crab

Day 97

  1. water pollution
  2. sedimentation
  3. coastal development
  4. careless diving and snorkeling
  5. boat anchors
  6. overfishing
  7. fishing with cyanide or explosives
  8. global warming and coral bleaching
  9. collecting and selling of coral, fish, shells, and other animals

Day 103

  1. F
  2. T
  3. F
  4. T
  5. F
  6. T
  7. T
  8. F
  9. T
  10. T
  11. T
  12. F
  13. T
  14. T
  15. F
  16. F
  17. T
  18. T
  19. F
  20. T

Of all the coastal ecosystems, the coral reef has the highest biodiversity.  The coral reef forms many symbiotic relationships which make it an ideal location for many animals.