Marine Factual Information-


The marine biome is perhaps (most definitely...) the most fascinating place on Earth.
There is much to learn about it, so here is some intriguing information on the marine biome.
The following are some cool facts about life under the sea.

Bacteria-All biomes contain bacteria. Some are helpful, while others are harmful. The marine biome contains some bacteria that are especially unique to saltwater. Some examples include cyanobacteria, bacterioplankton, and Vibrio vulnificus.

Protist-There are also several different types of protists in the marine biome. A few examples are gold algae, and diatoms. One type of diatom is called Phaeodactylum tricornutum.
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An example of some marine diatoms under a microscope.


Fungi-There are many types of fungi in the marine areas, but many are microscopic, and there are sure to be many more to yet be discovered. Some types we know of include the Diehl & Mounce fungus, (Lulworthia halima) the Phoma marina, () and the Lignincola tropica.

Plants-The marine biome, being the largest biome on Earth, contains many types of plants. There are many types of seaweed, including the Lettuce Seaweed, (Ulva lactusa) and there is also kelp. (Nereocystis luetkeana) Another type of plant is the red mangrove, which grows on the shore of saltwater oceans. (Rhizophora mangle)

Animals-The marine biome is well known for the numerous unique species of creatures that live in it. A well-known example is the bottle nose dolphin. (Tursiops truncatus) Two examples of fish that live in the depths of the dark waters are the dragonfish (Grammatostomias flagellibarba) and the Lanternfish. (Myctophum affine) There is also the Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) and the Killer Whale. (Orcinus orca) A smaller kind of animal that we know about is zooplankton. They are small animals that look like shrimp and eat phytoplankton. (see above for phytoplankton description)
One type of zooplankton is krill. (Meganyctiphanes norvegica)
A Harbour porpoise is another mammal in the marine biome. (Phocoena phocoena)
Some herbivores include Brine shrimp (Artemia salina) which eat diatoms and phytoplankton, zooplankton (krill-Meganyctiphanes norvegica) and mullets (Mugil cephalus), which eat phytoplankton, and squid, which eat phyoplankton and diatoms.



Sea Otter
Sea Otter
Killer whale
Killer whale





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