Your essay answer should be clear and succinct, amounting to perhaps 3-5 sentences totaling 50 to 80 words; longer essays are strongly discouraged. It is recommended that you prepare your answer in a separate document from which you copy it into Canvas.
Question 1 5 pts
What are the similarities and differences between pelagic and benthic provinces in the oceans and the characteristics of organisms that inhabit these different realms.
A strong answer will describe how ocean provinces are defined and specific differences that are used to distinguish them, citing illustrative examples.
Question 2 1 pts
Photosynthetic algae vary in size. As their size increases, for example by a doubling of their diameter, how does the ratio of their surface area to volume change?
Question 3 3 pts
Select the three statements from the options presented below that accurately describe the characteristics of photosynthesis as performed by land plants and marine algae (ocean plants).
Question 4 :1 pts
Which of the following depth zones of pelagic environments represents the greatest volume of these ocean habitats?