The marine biome is essentially all of the world’s connected salt and brackish waters, including the oceans, seas, coral reefs and estuaries. Most of the planet’s life lives in the marine biome, as it covers approximatel... More »

All of the ocean’s plants, animals and more primitive organisms are biotic factors for the marine biome. The marine biome is the largest biome on Earth, and it covers approximately 75 percent of the planet. More »

Plants that live in the marine biome have adapted their physical structure, the way they create food and their reproductive habits. To live in water, plants must be flexible so they can tolerate wave action, and in some ... More »

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Rock salt comes from deposits found around dry lake beds, inland marginal seas and enclosed bays and estuaries. It can also be found in salt springs and underground mines. More »

The 114 species of butterflyfish live along the reefs of tropical coastal waters throughout the world. During the day, they are spotted along coral and other rock structures in search or worms and other invertebrates, re... More »

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Starfish live in oceans and seas around the world; they thrive in salt water and live in tropical and temperate waters alike. These hardy creatures generally congregate far below the surface of the water and spend most o... More »

One common example of a parasite in the marine biome, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, is the larval round worm. The marine biome contains a huge range of parasites, which are living organisms... More »