Marine Science Chapters


Marine Life

by Genevieve (Genny) Anderson, Biological Sciences Department, Santa Barbara City College

Marine life comes in so many different forms, each with its own name and place in the marine ecosystem. Many forms seem bizarre to we land dwellers but each species has its unique place in our underwater world. These lessons should introduce you to the principles that marine scientists use to name species, how these species interact in the marine ecosystem and to the wonderful world of the plankton (unique in water worlds). This chapter ends with California Marine Species - a lesson to give those who live in California a phylogenetic overview of California's extraordinary diversity of marine species.

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(Revised 6 August 2007)
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