- 11.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapter on p. 251. D...
- 11.2: How much do we know about the habitats and species that make up the...
- 11.3: What are two harmful effects on aquatic systems resulting from the ...
- 11.4: How have laws and treaties been used to help sustain aquatic specie...
- 11.5: Describe the use of marine protected areas and marine reserves to h...
- 11.6: Describe and discuss the limitations of three ways of estimating th...
- 11.7: Describe how consumer choices can help to sustain fisheries and aqu...
- 11.8: What percentage of the U.S. coastal and inland wetlands have been d...
- 11.9: Describe the major threats to the worlds rivers and other freshwate...
- 11.10: How can we apply the ecosystem approach to sustaining aquatic biodi...
Solutions for Chapter 11: Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
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A subdivision of the benthic zone characterized by extremely high pressures, low temperatures, low oxygen, few nutrients, and no sunlight.
A bright display of ever-changing light caused by solar radiation interacting with the upper atmosphere in the region of the poles.
The portion of seafloor that lies between the continental margin and the oceanic ridge system. This region comprises almost 30 percent of Earth’s surface.
The name given to the periodic warming of the ocean that occurs in the central and eastern Pacific. A major El Niño episode can cause extreme weather in many parts of the world.
See Bright-line spectrum
A partially enclosed coastal water body that is connected to the ocean. Salinity here is measurably reduced by the freshwater flow of rivers
A steep-sided inlet of the sea formed when a glacial trough was partially submerged.
Fossil organisms that succeed one another in a definite and determinable order, and any time period can be recognized by its fossil content.
The kinetic energy of random molecular motion.
A cloud that normally has its base above 6,000 meters; the base may be lower in winter and at high-latitude locations.
The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.
Varieties of the same element that have different mass numbers; their nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons.
Any portion of a meteoroid that survives its traverse through Earth’s atmosphere and strikes Earth’s surface.
Negative feedback mechanism
A feedback mechanism that tends to maintain a system as it is—that is, maintain the status quo.
Mineral groups that lack silicas in their structures and account for less than 10 percent of Earth’s crust.
Warm air gliding up a retreating cold air mass.
The process by which pieces of bedrock are lifted out of place by a glacier.
A region of Earth’s crust along which divergence is taking place.
Lower limit of perennial snow.
Fog created when air moves up a slope and cools adiabatically.