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Oceanography/ Marine Biology Assignments:

#32 Marine Mammal Groups (5-85 to 89)
Present facts on the following:
a) Seals and Sea lions
b) Dolphins, Whales, and Porpose
c) Dugongs and Manatees
d) Human Interactions

#31 Marine Mammals (p. 5-83)
a) General Mammal facts (four facts)
b) Traits that allow life in the sea (20 to 30 facts)

#30 Birds (5-81)
Bird Lung Diagram and tell how the air flows

#29 Reptile
Crocodiles, Turtles, Snakes, and Lizards

#28 Bony Fish (5-73)
a) General facts about Bony Fish
skeletal structures
organs their function
reproductive strategies
b) Facts about Clupeiforms
Effect of fishing on population numbers
Kinds of fish in this group
General description
Trophic level
What they eat
c) Facts about Gadiformes
Kinds of fish in this group
Economic and political issues
Trophic level
Effects of fishing

#27 Jawless Fish and Cartilaginous Fish: (Page 5-64)
a) General characteristics of vertebrates.
b) Characteristics of jawless fish.
Cartilaginous fish: Sharks and Rays
a) Characteristics of Sharks and Rays
b) Special Attributes Sharks and Rays
c) Special Attributes of Rays

#26 Chordates page 5-62 and page 580 in the wolf book.
a) General characteristics of chordates
b) Special attributes of the Urochordata
c) Special attributes of the Cephalochordata
d) Pick a diagram to draw from the Wolf book.

#25 Tidal Seas - 12 facts

#24 Echinoderms - Spiney Skins p. 5-57
a) General Characteristics of Echinoderms
b) Facts about Crinoids
c) Facts about Sea Stars
d) Facts about Brittle Stars
e) Facts about Sand Dollars and Urchins
f) Facts about Sea Cucumbers

#23 Crustaceans – Underwater Arthropods P. 5-51
a) List the general characteristics of crustaceans
b) List of facts for the Class Cirripedia (Barnacles)
c) List of facts for the Class Copepoda (Copepods)
d) List of facts for the Order Decapoda and Euphausiacea
e) Diagram of a decapod of your choice.

#22 The Seasonal Sea/Blue Planet Notes

#21 The Deep /Blue Planet Notes

#20 Complex Worms Page 5-49
a) Make a list of facts on Annelids.
b) Draw and label an annelid.
c) List the characteristics that distinguish annelids from simple worms.

#19 a) Make lists of facts on Mollusk Characteristics in general and
more detailed facts separated into the three groups; Gastropods, Bivalves, and Cephalopods. Pages 5-43 to 47
b) Diagrams of a generalized Gastropod, Bivalve, and Cephalopod

#18 Simple worms
Make a list of facts on simple worms
Page5-41 Flat worms and Round worms
Draw the cross section of each. Include the difference between them.

#17 Cnidaria
List of facts 5-33
Medusa diagram 5-33 with caption information
Nematocycts diagram 5-34 with camption information

#16 Sponges
List of facts 5-30
Diagrams with caption information 5-31

#15 Producers Poster
Green Algae
Red Algae
Brown Algae
Mangrove Trees

  1. Coastal Ecosystems (assignment on hold)
Collect facts on two Coastal ecosystems and represent them on a poster.
neuston ecosystem,
estuary ecossystem,
salt marsh ecosystem,
coral reef ecosystem,
mangrove swamp ecosystem,
seagrass bed ecosystem,
kelp and seaweed ecosystem,
polar ecosystems,
hydrothermal vent ecosystem and cold seep ecosystem.

abiotic factors,
organisms (at leas one of each type listed below)
Food chain or web:
....Primary consumers: herbivores
....Secondary consumers: carnivores, omnivores and detritivores
....Higher level consumers
Pages 14:15-29

#14 Food Web
Draw a food web that would occur in the pelagic area on your model.

Aquarius: underwater habitat

Topics and details for Pages 4-13 to 4-29
Write down the topic of the paragraph after reading it.
List the details that support the topic
Write the page and paragraph number for the topic and details of each paragraph.
Write “T:” or “Topic:” in front of the topic
Number the supporting details

Marine Lifestyles Poster
Required Items: (Include and explain the following terms.)
Benthos organism – some move while others are sessile
Deposit feeders
Suspension feeders
(Add your favorite organisms)
Page 3-21

#10 Pelagic and Benthic Zones Poster
Diagrams of the Pelagic and Benthic Zones
  • Pelagic terms and benthic terms are on separate diagrams
  • All pelagic terms are present
  • All pelagic terms are explained or described
  • All benthic terms are present
  • All benthic terms are explained or described
See the rubric for required items, labels, graphics, and attractiveness.

#9 Chapter 2 Test

Chapter 3/ Pages 17-22/ Topics and details
Number of details to get in addition to the topic.
17/1 thee
17/2 two
17/3 two
17/4 two
17/5 two
17/6 two
18/1 one
18/2 two
18/3 three
18/4 five
19/1 three
20/1 six
20/2 three
21/1 two
21/2 four
21/3 two
22/1 three
22/2 three
22/3 six
Total number of facts: 56.

Five Questions and Answers/ Category Title

2nd Poster on 2nd Chapter/ 12 Facts/ 2 Drawings / Concept Organizer

2nd Chapter Review Questions 1- 24 on page 2-60


Write the facts from each blue title on pages 2_4 to 2_45

Make posters of the topics in Chapter 2.
Summaries textbook content and collect information from internet.
Please change the information you find to your own words and summaries.

2nd Chapter Questions
Split the green questions with a partner.

1st Chapter Questions
Split the green questions with a partner.