Year in Review Resource Table. Plate Tectonics -- Evidence of plate movement | Cosmology and Astronomy. Deep ocean science. Climate Science. C-MORE | Events. The ocean contains a universe of small wonders, an interconnected web of life. Marine microbes are the root of all this life. Below is a simplifed version of how energy and matter are transferred in the ocean. Each box represents a general class of organisms, for example autotrophs.
Arrows indicate the transfer of elements and energy between these boxes. Click on one of the boxes in the image below to see a slideshow of the organisms that comprise each group or scroll down to learn more. Phytoplankton Phytoplankton is a general term encompassing all autotrophic organisms. Nitrogen-fixers Nitrogen (N) is an essential ingredient in the recipe for life.
Grazers: Zooplankton and More A colorful and varied assortment of organisms directly rely on microbes as a source of nutrition. Higher Organisms Beyond the microbial work-horses of the marine environment, there are the many creatures that depend on the productivity of the base of the food chain. Viruses Heterotrophic Bacteria [ Top of Page ] C-MORE | Education & Outreach. C-MORE Kids' Korner | Home Page. Biodiversity and Evolutionary Trees 3.2. Encyclopedia of Life. PHYLO: THE TRADING CARD GAME. Shimon Steinberg: Natural pest control ... using bugs! Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time. Barton Seaver: Sustainable seafood? Let's get smart. HOME : Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Luc Besson. Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption. Discovery Channel International.
Brainpop on Ecosystems and Biomes. Quarter 4 Self Assessment.