The Ocean Biome is the largest biome in the whole entire world. The Ocean Biome covers around 70% of the entire Earth. There are many animals that are found in the Ocean Biome, many that have not even been discovered.
The weather of the Ocean Biome depends on a lot of different things such as air circulation, temperatures of the land around it, and evaporation. Since the ocean is so large, if the weather is cloudy or sunny, it can change how cool the ocean is.
The temperatures in the ocean usually go from freezing to warm. The average temperature is 39 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water gets deeper, it gets cooler.
There are five oceans around the world; Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern oceans, and they all have water. These oceans cover over 70% of the earth surface and one of the deepest oceans, Mariana Trench is as deep as Mt. Everest is tall.
In the ocean and the saltwater bays, in seas and in inlets, there are small organisms and bacteria that help make up part of the creatures that live in the Marine Ecosystem.
There are three zones in the ocean, the euphotic zone, this zone gets the most sunlight, the disphotic zone, this zone gets some sunlight but not enough for plants to survive and the third zone, the aphotic zone, gets no sunlight at all.
Plantlife in the ocean gets food from photosynthesis so the top zone is the only zone that has plants. These plants include seaweed, seagrasses, and algae. Kelp is one plant that is known to grow in the ocean.
There are over one million different species of plants that live in the ocean and there are more than 9 million that have not even been discovered yet.
The algae is the most important plant in the Ocean Biome because it helps to give oxygen and without the algae, the plant and animals of the ocean would not be able to breathe.
The most important algae is kelp. It is important because it gives food and shelter to many anmals. It also helps people because it can be used in many different products.
Photosynthesis plays a huge role in how the animal and plants live.
Plankton and other fish are found in the ocean. Plankton is a huge source of food to marine life. There are other animals such as fish, walruses, whales, bacteria, seals, dolphins and so many more. There are animals found in the ocean that even make their own light.
The ocean is so big that no one is sure that all the animals in the ocean have been discovered and new discoveries are happening all the time.
Since the ocean gets super deep, most of the animals live in the top 200 meters of the water and the ocean that is deep is very dark and there is very little food.
Most of the animals have fat or blubber so that they can survive the different temperatures. There are also some of the largest animals that are found in the ocean such as the blue whale, which is the biggest animal that lives on the earth.