All water bodies on earth are aquatic biomes. Aquatic biomes are the largest of all biomes, because water covers approximately three-quarters of the planet, and they're divided into two major categories: marine and fresh... More »

In the aquatic biome, the light-penetrated layer is warm, the thermocline experiences rapid temperature change and the deep water is uniformly cold. The rapid temperature change in the thermocline is because it serves as... More »

Desert biomes are dry climates that receive less than 50 centimeters of rain each year. Desert biomes feature one of four habitats—arid deserts, semi-arid deserts, coastal deserts and cold deserts. The desert biome cover... More »

National Geographic explains that stingrays live in warm bodies of water all around the world; they prefer shallow waters along the coastal regions. To blend in to their habitats, stingrays lay on the bottom of the ocean... More »

Mollusks that live on land move quite slowly on a foot, while mollusks that live in the water send water out of their bodies to propel themselves. Most mollusks have a softer organ protected by a hard shell or are simply... More »

Sponges filter food particles out of the water by forcing the water through their porous bodies with a self-generated miniature current, which brings particles within reach of the walls of their pores where cells absorb ... More »

Crayfish move underwater by fluttering small appendages, called swimmerets; but, they can also use their legs to walk on land or on the floor of various bodies of water. Swimmerets are located underneath the tail and can... More »