11 Facts About Marine life


Marine life is studied scientifically in both marine biology and in biological oceanography.

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Second, the diversity of Marine life is not a set of unique organisms, but organisms that share morphological similarities.

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Microscopic life undersea is diverse and still poorly understood, such as for the role of viruses in marine ecosystems.

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Viruses are found wherever there is Marine life and have probably existed since living cells first evolved.

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Marine life fungi survive in a constant oxygen deficient environment, and therefore depend on oxygen diffusion by turbulence and oxygen generated by photosynthetic organisms.

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Marine life invertebrates are animals that inhabit a marine environment apart from the vertebrate members of the chordate phylum; invertebrates lack a vertebral column.

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Marine life tetrapods are tetrapods that returned from land back to the sea again.

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Marine life reptiles were less numerous after mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous.

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Marine primary producers are important because they underpin almost all marine animal life by generating most of the oxygen and food that provide other organisms with the chemical energy they need to exist.

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Until approximately 600 million years ago, all Marine life consisted of archaea, bacteria, protozoans and similar single-celled organisms.

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Marine life fossils are mostly used to measure extinction rates because of their superior fossil record and stratigraphic range compared to land organisms.

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