MBCB Challenge Questions
Chapter 6 Intertidal
the following questions and thoroughly answer them in complete sentences.
the intertidal zone the most well-known marine habitat?
How is it important to the environment movement?
storms influence the distribution of organisms in the sandy intertidal zone?
there so few terrestrial organisms that exploit the marine intertidal habitat?
air temperature and the tidal cycle team up to influence drastically organisms
living in the intertidal?
physical factors are important in producing zonation of intertidal organisms?
biological factors are important in producing zonation of intertidal organisms?
UV light limits organisms on the intertidal shore.
larvae help create the community structure of the rocky intertidal zone?
tide pools vary in their salinity, temperature, and oxygen concentration as a
function of time and tidal cycle
wave action, particle size, and water retention related?
How does particle sorting take place?
adaptive features help keep the sandy beach infauna in the sand?
problems does sand/mud offer the infauna?
carnivores a rare in mud flat habitats? Discuss.
sorts of zonation patterns do intertidal beaches display?
the dominant feeding types ( s ) of the infauna in mud flats?
To what phyla do these organisms belong?
the oxygen concentration in a mud flat influence the vertical distribution of
organisms in the mud: bacteria,
algae, protozoans, various worms, clams, and snails?
macroalgae grow well on mud flats, but do not on the sand beaches?
adaptations allow organisms to survive on an exposed rocky shore?
Discuss and give examples to support your ideas.
important differences are there between rocky shores of the Atlantic and