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Marine Biology Teacher's Guide Ebook

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ISBN : 978-1-86283-165-0

Published Date : 12 January 2015

Product Code : F38P

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Part A: Mangroves and seagrasses - answers

A1. What do mangroves look like?
A2. Which animals use mangroves for shelter?
A3. How do mangroves grow?
A4. How do mangroves reproduce?
A5. Which animals use seagrasses for shelter?
A6. Where do mangroves and seagrasses live?
A7. What is a marine habitat?
A8. What lives in estuarine habitats?
A9. How do mangroves overcome salt and lack of air?
A10. How can we identify mangroves?
A11. What other links are there between the sea and mangroves?
A12. What is the life cycle of a prawn?
A13. How can I get fish poisoning?
A14. Why are mangroves and seagrasses important?

Part B: Exposed shores and coral reefs - answers 

B1. Can a model be made to show where coral reef organisms live?
B2. What do phytoplankton do in the photic zone?
B3. What lives in the intertidal zone of an exposed shore?
B4. What is a red tide?
B5. How do corals feed and reproduce?
B6. What is coral bleaching?
B7. How do molluscs feed, breathe* and kill?
B8. What’s so unusual about spiky skinned animals?
B9. Can you prepare some answers to whale questions asked by tourists?
B10. How do turtles feed and reproduce?
B11. How do sharks move?

Part C Classification- answers 

C1. What lives in the tree of marine life?
C2. How are sharks and rays classified?
C3. Why do we need a system to classify marine life?
C4. What is the definition of a species?
C5. How are new species discovered?
C6. How are identification keys made and used?
C7. What structural characteristics separate out the Marine phyla?

Part D: Marine Ecology - answers 

D1. Why do we study the biotic and abiotic environments?
D2. How do sea birds survive?
D3. How do animals use structural adaptations to survive?
D4. How do animals use physiological adaptations to survive?
D5. How do animals in the intertidal zone survive and reproduce?
D6. How do animals use behavioural adaptations?
D7. How do sharks navigate and locate their prey?
D8. How do abiotic and biotic factors affect life on a rocky shore?
D9. What is the difference between producers, scavengers and predators?
D10. What is the difference between a food chain and a food web?
D11. What are three types of symbiotic relationships?
D12. What is the difference between an ecosystem and a community?
D13. What is marine biodiversity?

Part E: Lab and field work

E1. External features of a bony fish
E2. A sea mullet dissection
E3. External features of a crayfish
E4. What do plankton look like?
E5. Can you dissect a squid?

Part F: Exercises from 2006 First Edition - answers 

B1. What do sand dune plants look like?
B2. What are sand dunes and how are they formed?
B4. What do coral reefs look like and how are they formed?
B5. What are copepods?
B9. Can we grow plankton in the lab?
B12. Why are sea birds significant?
E5. Complete a transect
E7. Your report


Lecture 1 Mangroves and seagrasses

1. Where mangroves live
2. Animals that use mangroves for shelter
3. Mangrove photosynthesis
4. Mangrove reproduction
5. Seagrasses
6. Mangroves and seagrass habitat model
7. Marine habitats
8. Life in estuarine habitats
9. Problems of salt and lack of air
10. Identifying mangroves
11. Links between the sea and mangroves
12. Prawn life cycle
13. Fish poisoning

Lecture 2 Reefs and exposed shores

1. Sand dune plants
2. Sand dune formation
3. Model reef
4. Coral reef formation
5. Copepods
6. Diatoms, dinoflagellates and the photic zone
7. Red tide
8. The intertidal zone
9. Coral feeding and reproduction
10. Coral bleaching
11. Artemia
12. Mollusc biology
13. Mollusc ID
14. Echinoderm ID
15. Where some marine organisms live
16. Some whale facts
17. Some turtle facts
18. Sea bird significance
19. Shark externals

Lecture 3 Classification

1. Tree of marine life
2. Rays
3. Naming system
3. Definition of species
4. Key to marine life
5. Phylum Protozoa
6. Phylum Porifera
7. Phylum Cnidaria
8. Phylum Ctenophora
9. Phylum Annelida
10. Phylum Mollusca
11. Phylum Arthropoda
12. Phylum Chordata
13. Class Ascidacea
14. Class Chondrichthyes
15. Class Osteichthyes
16. Class Reptilia
17. Class Aves
18. Class Mammalia

Lecture 4 Marine ecology

1. Studying the biotic and abiotic environment
2. Sea birds survival
3. Structural adaptations
4. Physiological adaptations
5. Intertidal zone survival and reproduction
6. Behavioural adaptations
7. Shark navigation and prey location
8. Rocky shore food web
9. Producers, scavengers and predators
10. Energy pyramids and food chains
11. Three types of symbiotic relationship
12. Ecosystems and a communities
13. Marine biodiversity

Lecture 5 Lab and field work

1. External features of a bony fish
2. A sea mullet dissection
3. External features of a crayfish
4. Plankton
5. Beach or rocky shore profile
6. Complete a transect 

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