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Neritic Zone


EEL located in Nertic Zone
Eel in the Neritic Zone
found on Flickr by Laszlo-photo
  • Scientific name: Muraenichthys Tasmaniensis
  • An eel can swim forward and backward.
  • Eels can breathe through their gills and also their skin.
  • In the dry times, the eel would live in the mud for a short time.
  • They can weigh up to sixty pounds.
sea turtle
Sea Turtle found in the neritic sea
found on flickr by Leonard Low
Sea Turtle
  • Scientific name: Cheylonia Mydas
  • Endangered Species
  • Highly sensitive to earths magnetic field
  • eat sea grass and algae
  • 2 Paddle-like front arms and 2 hind legs
  • weigh up to 1,300 pounds
Potato Grouper Barrier Reef
Potato grouper in th neritic zone
found on flickr by tim sheerman-chase
Potato Grouper
  • Scientific name: Epinephelus Tukula
  • Potato gropuers eat on reef fishes, skates, crabs, and spiny lobsters
  • very aggressive if an animal comes in its territory
  • found in very deep reef mounds
  • they are harmless
  • they normally live in the tropical oceans or sea's the Red Sea for example
dolphins found in the neritic Zone
found on flickr by jurvetson
  • Scientific name: Delpninidae
  • Dolphins grow up to 12 feet and weigh up to 1,400 pounds.
  • They eat squids and fish.
  • Sharks prey apon dolphins, and the dolphins also get trapped in fishing nets.
  • Dolphins are very fast swimmers.
  • They breathe at the surface through a single blow whole near the top of her head.
marble sea star
sea star in the neritic zone
found on flickr by Laszlo-photo
Sea Star
  • Scientific name: Asterias Fromia
  • eats waste or tiny microorganisms
  • found on/over sand substrates
  • temper increases if the oxgyen increases or decreases
  • if you brought the marble sea star and didn't put it in water it would die immediately
  • eats alot of food throught that day

coral reef
coral reef in the neritic Zone
found on flickr by only piont five
Coral reef
  • Scientific name: Montipora Digitata
  • Coral reefs are made up of tiny skeletons of dead organisms
  • in shallow water
  • have little nutrients
  • Mainly in the zone of 30°N to 30°S of the equator
  • many species of fish live in them
sea anenome
sea anenome in the neritic zone
fond on flickr by Leonard Low
Sea Anenome
  • Scientific name: Cribrinopsis Fernaldi
  • lack free swimming
  • has a mouth in the middle on its oral disc
  • external sensory hair that stings, that is a poison toxin
  • it stings fish, except for certin clownfish
  • can produce in both asexual and sexual reproduction
plankton in the neritic zone
found on flickr by idua_japan
  • Scientific name: Cerocopagis Pengoi
  • are very moveable
  • have a horizontal position determined by the current of the water
  • they provide food supply to most aquatic life
  • one of the most important organisms on earth
  • strongly dependent on factors such as ambient nutrients concentrations
found on flickr by andreyphoto
  • Scientific name: Nereocytis Luetkeana
  • largest seaweed
  • has a rich source in natural vitamins
  • can grow up to 2 feet per day
  • grows in cool coastal waters, needs sunlight and a flat surface
  • they grow all the way to the top and keep growing creating a flat surface
  • are types of brown algae
Photo by NEPMET at Flickr
  • Scientific name: Vibro Choleral
  • there is an estimated amount of 5 to 10 million different kinds of species
  • extremely abundant in the tropical and warm temperate regions of the open oceans
  • many different kinds

Food Web
this is a food web that shows the comsuming of animals and how we effect the distruction and loss of species
This foodweb shows the comsuming of animals in the Neritic Zone. ·

It also shows how we are the cause of habitat and species distruction in the ocean.

The plankton form the base of the web similar to the plants in a land food web.

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