This project will require you to compile a “field guide” of a marine selected environment. You will be required to identify and research any specific oceanic environment of your choosing.
I’m stuck on a Science question and need an explanation.
Your “Field Guide” must be set up as follows:
- 2)Table of Contents
- 4)Field Guide
- 5)Work Cited
I expect this project to be worthy of an entire semester’s work. Wow me….quality counts!
This is normally completed after you’ve done the bulk of your work and helps you organize your project. Make sure you place the organisms in order of their trophic levels (i.e. producers followed by herbivores).
In this section you’ll describe all of the physical characteristics of your environment. You should include following abiotic (nonliving) factors (see list below).
This is a very important aspect of your project and should be a detailed list.
Each report should identify and describe 10 marine organisms that occupy your selected environment. Your organisms should be selected based on the actual organisms that live in your habitat. They should include:
- The Main Producer(s): These generally are Algae and Plants…but could be bacteria.
- Consumers: These are the organisms that eat producers and each other. They should be both herbivores and carnivires.
Each organism should have its:
- The organism’s common and scientific name
- Image(s) of selected organism (with URL below image)
- Its habitat
- Its lifestyle
- Its trophic level
- Its range (Where it lives)
- Any other important information should be addressed
You must provide a proper work cited list using either APA format. www.easybib.com is a great resource that will come in handy doing this properly. I expect multiple resources used…and avoid Wiki. Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is accurate.
Remember you may not simply cut and paste your information…all of your work must be in your own words or cited properly using the APA format.
Selecting an environment is an important aspect of the project. You must be specific. Select Florida Key’s coral reefs, not coral reefs. If you have organisms from both Florida reefs and The Great Barrier Reef don’t expect credit. If you’ve traveled it can be fun to relive the experience.
When selecting organisms you must be able to identify them to species. “Diatoms” is a group of organisms, not a specific organism. You won’t get full credit unless you select a species, identify it and cover all of the required aspects of that organism. If you can’t find all the required information then don’t use it. There’s “plenty of fish in the sea!”
I demand proper, college level grammar, paragraphs and spelling. It should be submitted in the class drop box in MS word or compatible.
Nutrient & Oxygen Availability
Possible Ecosystems to Study:
California Kelp Forests
Caribbean Coral Reefs
Great Barrier Reef
Deep Sea Vents
Sea Grass Beds
New England Rocky Coast
Artificial Reefs of Tampa Bay