Plankton normally thrive in bodies of water including lakes, oceans, seas and rivers. They live in the euphotic zone, which is the section in bodies of water that can be penetrated by sunlight. These plants produce a large percentage of the oxygen available in the world today since they also develop by photosynthesis.Continue Reading
Planktons are microscopic plants that generally live in the ocean´s surface. They use chlorophyll to turn sunlight in order to grow and develop. These plants are unique because they do not have features of other plants like roots, stems or leaves. They form the base of the food chain meaning that many organisms at the low end of the chain feed on them.
Planktons are essential to Earth´s environment because they take in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and release oxygen as a by product. They also absorb high quantities of carbon dioxide making it possible for Earth to remain free of climatic effects such as global warming which is facilitated by high amounts of carbon in the air. Oceans contain huge amounts of carbon which are stored in planktons, effectively acting as a filter and protecting other marine life from harmful effects of carbon.Learn more about Biology
Traditionally, the number seven in relation to seas is used to refer to all the oceans and seas in the world; however, over a hundred bodies of water possess the name sea. All but four seas are a part of or connect to larger oceans.Full Answer >
Different types of bodies of water include brooks, gulfs, rivers, lakes, seas and oceans. Bodies of water vary in size and boundaries. Several names may exist for the same type of body of water.Full Answer >
Oceans, seas and sea channels are all saline bodies of water distinguished by their relative sizes, with oceans being the largest, followed by seas and sea channels. Seas and sea channels also are defined by their relationship to land. Oceans, on the other hand, are so large that their relationship to surrounding land is insignificant.Full Answer >
A physical map of the Middle East includes labels for country names, mountains, deserts and other landforms, as well as water bodies such as rivers, seas and gulfs. Typically, the main purpose of a physical map is to graphically represent the Middle East’s physical contours and topographical features.Full Answer >