Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Nature/Marine Fauna

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Marine Fauna
South American Division


Skill Level 1
Year of Introduction: 2012

Limited Availability

1. Search and describe the importance of marine fauna in the balance of the marine ecosystem.

2. What is the effect of large concentrations of plastic on marine fauna?

3. Discover how you can help in the preservation of marine life.

4. Define the main characteristics of the following groups and give three examples of each:

a. Crustaceans

b. Coelenterates

c. Mollusks

d. Cetaceans

e. Echinoderms

f. Fishes

5. Select three invertebrate species and three vertebrate species of marine fauna and answer the following:

a. Common name

b. Scientific name

c. Species

d. Location

e. Types of food it eats

e. Role in marine wildlife

6. Interview a biologist and find out about the type of reproduction of the groups of animals mentioned in the previous requirement.

7. What are porifera and why are they called filtering animals?

8. Name the difference between corals and sea sponges. What is their importance for the environment?

9. Explain what benthos, plankton, and nekton are.

10. Observe a marine animal for about 30 minutes. Make a report describing what was observed.

11. Watch a video of at least 30 minutes that talks about marine life. Make a report on the video.