Examples of commensalism in the ocean include sea anemones and clownfish, crabs and barnacles, as well as certain shrimp and gobies. Commensalism describes the relationship between two animals in which one benefits from ... More »

Most of the decomposers in the ocean, at every trophic level, can be described as either animals or microbes. Animal decomposers live as scavengers, usually on the sea floor, and microbial decomposers, such as bacteria, ... More »

Examples of scavengers include hyenas, jackals, opossums, vultures, crows, crabs, lobsters and cockroaches. Many mammals, birds, sea life and insects consume decaying organic matter when necessary but not exclusively. Li... More »

Examples of uniformitarianism include magma cooling and crystallizing, ocean basins filling up, rivers flooding and landmasses experiencing erosion. These processes are things that people can observe in laboratory analog... More »

Sea slugs, snails, crabs, sea stars and some fish species, including mosshead sculpins, eels, flounders and butterflyfish, eat sea anemones. Predators with thick protective coverings, such as crustaceans, seem to be resi... More »

Adult barnacles permanently attach themselves to hard surfaces in the ocean, such as rocks or the sides of ships, while larval forms resemble small crabs and are active swimmers. Barnacles prefer shallow water; 75 percen... More »

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According to Livescience, the highest waves in the ocean tower at over 550 feet. They typically happen in the South China Sea's Luzon Strait, and these waves rarely break the surface of the water. More »