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About Marine Life: Ocean Animals, Plants, and Habitats

About Marine Life: Ocean Animals, Plants, and Habitats
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Weird Creatures in Abyssal Zone | strange true facts|strange weird stuff|weird diseases The pelagic zone, part of the ocean or open sea that comprise the water column, and have the deepest benthic communities near the sea floor or bottom of the sea, and also called the abyssal zone. The black swallower, giant squid, angler fish and tripod fish are the common inhabitants of abyssal zone, that could live in an boundless ocean depth pressures. 1) Tripod Fish Tripod fish Black-swallower Fish Black swallower Angler Fish Angler Fish 2) Giant Squid Giant Squid The hadopelagic zone and the trench zone or Hadal zone, is the ocean’s deepest furrow, around 120,000 feet depth of the ocean’s bottom and common inhabitants includes the tube worms, viper fish, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, corals and manySea Anemone 3) Tube Worms Tube worms, found in abyssal zone tube worms Shipworm (shipwreck or rotten mangrove) Mangrove worm or Tamilok Spirobranchus worm or Christmas Tree Worm ChristmasTreeWorm Christmas Tree worm 4) Jelly Fish Cephea jellyfish Cauliflour Jellyfish, cephea, found in Red sea Egypt Sea Cucumber

Seahorses, Seahorse Pictures, Seahorse Facts Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. Rarer still, they are among the only animal species on Earth in which the male bears the unborn young. Found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world, these upright-swimming relatives of the pipefish can range in size from 0.6 inches (1.5 centimeters) to 14 inches (35 centimeters) long. Male seahorses are equipped with a brood pouch on their ventral, or front-facing, side. Because of their body shape, seahorses are rather inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in storm-roiled seas. They anchor themselves with their prehensile tails to sea grasses and corals, using their elongated snouts to suck in plankton and small crustaceans that drift by. Population data for most of the world’s 35 seahorse species is sparse.

Sea Change campaign: tackling ghost fishing gear Our Sea Change campaign reduces the huge suffering caused by ‘ghost gear’ – abandoned fishing gear that turns oceans into death traps for sea animals The ghost fishing gear crisis Abandoned, lost and discarded nets, lines and traps are one of the biggest threats to our sea life. A staggering 640,000 tonnes of gear is left in our oceans each year. By bringing together governments, businesses and fishing organisations, we can protect sea life and move towards a future free from the ghost fishing gear threat Ghost fishing gear: our work We’re working in three ways to protect animals from ghost fishing gear. Bring together partners to stop gear being abandoned Support new ways to remove ghost gear from the seas Help to replicate successful local sea animal rescue efforts on a global scale. Report ghost gear for our campaign Despite the scale of the problem, one of the main challenges we face is finding ghost gear in the vast expanse of our oceans. Global Ghost Gear Initiative

Home | Oceana North America Our Debris Filling the Sea What do a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic have in common? Unfortunately, it’s marine debris. Even the most remote locations on Earth are fouled by man-made garbage and cast-outs. And a majority of the debris that’s found comes from land-based sources. In one marine protected area off the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, in just one month, 50 metric tons of debris was collected. And no matter what location it resides, it causes problems. There are no easy solutions to the worldwide problem of marine debris, but there are things you can do to help. We can recycle more, volunteer to clean up coastlines, and give support to programs that are tackling the issue in creative ways. Ultimately, the most effective way to reduce our waste is to not create it in the first place.

The Ocean Layers of the Ocean - Deep Sea Creatures on Sea and Sky Scientists have divided the ocean into five main layers. These layers, known as "zones", extend from the surface to the most extreme depths where light can no longer penetrate. These deep zones are where some of the most bizarre and fascinating creatures in the sea can be found. As we dive deeper into these largely unexplored places, the temperature drops and the pressure increases at an astounding rate. Diagram of the five layers of the ocean. Epipelagic Zone - The surface layer of the ocean is known as the epipelagic zone and extends from the surface to 200 meters (656 feet). Mesopelagic Zone - Below the epipelagic zone is the mesopelagic zone, extending from 200 meters (656 feet) to 1,000 meters (3,281 feet). Bathypelagic Zone - The next layer is called the bathypelagic zone. Abyssopelagic Zone - The next layer is called the abyssopelagic zone, also known as the abyssal zone or simply as the abyss.

MarineBio.org - Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans research... Ocean Light Zones Light Zones The ocean can be divided from its surface to its depth into three zones based on the amount of light received. They are: 1. Sunlit Zone: This is the top layer, nearest the surface. Because photosynthesis occurs here, more than 90 percent of all marine life lives in the sunlit zone. The sunlit zones goes down about 600 feet. 2. The twilight zone is also known as the disphotic zone. Animals that live in the twilight zone include: lantern fish, rattalk fish, hatchet fish, viperfish, and mid-water jellyfish. This murky part of the ocean begins at about 600 feet under the water and extends to the darkest part, which begins about 3000 feet down. Some squid and fish can use their bodies to make light. (external link): Biolumenescence 3. The midnight zone is also called the aphotic zone. What can live in the midnight zone? Living things in the midnight zone include: angler fish, tripod fish, sea cucumber, snipe eel, opposom shrimp, black swallower, and vampire squid.

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