MBCB Challenge Questions
Chapter 5 Shallow-Water
Subtidal Benthic Associations
and answer the following questions in complete sentences and paragraphs.
factors tend to allow for the high productivity of the shallow-water regions?
What influences does this have on animal production?
the Petersen grab sampler? Why was
it invented? What does it do?
What is a
keystone species? What is a
keystone predator? Name some
keystone species and or predators in terrestrial ecosystems and in aquatic
the productivity of kelps and seagrasses.
What is a
sea pen? To what phylum does it
belong? How does it feed?
What is unusual about large sea pen communities?
importance are sediment stabilizers to the benthos?
importance are sediment destabilizers to the benthos?
and discuss how sea urchins are important to the kelp beds.
seagrass provide a refuge for bivalves from predatory gastropods?
how seagrass beds are nursery grounds for numerous species.