Tropical ocean • 80 degrees F high 68 degrees F low • Counties / Florida Mexico caribbeanpacific ocean coasts • 15 N 80 W • Euphotic zone is the top layer of the biome light is usually visible here, about 90% of marine life lives in this zone. • This biome is near the equator so minimal seasonal changes.
Biome Organisms • Apex predator is the Great white shark (Carcharodon Carcharias). • Two consumers are the Mackerel (Scomber Scombrus) and the Tropic squid (Onykia Carruboea) • Two producers are Algae (Pediastrum Boryanum) and Sponge seaweed (Hydroclathrus Clathratus)
Great white shark • Great White shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) Three adaptations are its skin which is very tough and heals quickly. The eyes are very well developed and help them see extremely well. Size makes it the predator it is with its size it can easily overtake most marine predators. All of these adaptations are Physical.
Nurse Shark • The 3 adaptation of The Greynurse one adaptation of the nurse shark has a snout bent down to help them sense fish that are hiding in the sand. Another adaptation of the nurse shark are its sharp teeth so that it can capture and kill its prey with ease. The third adaptation of the nurse shark is The nurse sharks white stomach helps because when predators look up it is camouflaged with the sun rays
Lion fish • (Pterois) One of the adaptation of the lionfish The red, white and black stripes on the lionfish allow them to camouflage suitably into the coral reefs. Another adaptation of the lionfish is its tentacles. The fish make use of their tentacles to attract and kill prey. The tentacles are also believed to serve a role in the selection of a mate for reproduction. Another adaptation is that the camouflage helps conceal its face confusing its predators.