Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems they teem with life, with perhaps one-quarter of all ocean species depending on reefs for food and shelter this is a remarkable statistic when you consider that reefs cover just a tiny fraction (less than one percent) of the earth’s surface and less than two percent of the ocean. Considered one of the most popular marine animals to spot while diving in belize, the green moray is really brown the yellow tint of the mucus that covers its body, in combination with the drab background color, gives the fish its characteristic uniform green color. Some ocean animals spend most of their life in the waters near the land others live most of their life in the deeper open sea even though the open sea is the largest habitat, it is estimated that only five percent of the world's animal species live there. The marine biome is the largest biome in the world, it is really all the oceans all 7 oceans and gulfs and bays are included in this biome it covers 3/4 of the earth's surface.
The following marine plants list gives a few ocean plants names and their brief description coral reef coral reefs are diverse ecosystems comprising of plants and animals, among the amazing sea plants. While these areas seem uninhabitable for humans, marine life thrives there, with many migratory animals traveling to these areas to feed on abundant krill and other prey they are also home to iconic marine animals such as polar bears (in the arctic) and penguins (in the antarctic. Many marine animals bite or sting some deliver venom through their teeth, tentacles, spines, or skin others, such as sharks, aren’t venomous but can inflict serious bites with their large.
Underwater life hawaiian green the parrotfish is a species of fish commonly found in hawaii and is one of the most commonly seen fishes by snorkelers on maui and miniature ocean life sea cucumbers are easy prey for other ocean marine animals, and upon attack release a sticky thread-like discharge for protection these creatures. The ocean is also filled with lots of plants, which provide food, homes, and protection for ocean animals a person who studies ocean life is called a marine biologist microscopic plants and animals called plankton are very important in the ocean because they become food for a lot of animals. There are many good reasons to improve ocean health, but one of the most compelling is to make people healthier too beyond providing nutritious seafood and food supplements, marketable products, climate control, employment, recreation and aesthetic enjoyment, marine life has long been used to treat human ailments. Total species range is highly variable for marine mammal species on average most marine mammals have ranges which are equivalent or smaller than one-fifth of the indian ocean  the variation observed in range size is a result of the different ecological requirements of each species and their ability to cope with a broad range of. Plankton is found distributed throughout the world's oceans and is a vital ingredient in the success of many marine animals planktonic life is made up of microscopic plants and animals , and often the fish eggs and animals in their larvae form, that float throughout the waters.
They are usually found on rocky rather than on sand or shingle shores seaweeds are a food source for marine animals such as sea urchins and fishes, and are the base of some marine food webs they also provide shelter and a home for numerous fishes, invertebrates, birds and mammals. Many species that live in the open ocean (or pelagic realm) truly live in an ocean universe more than 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by ocean, and it is important to remember that more than 50% of the earth’s surface is covered by ocean that is at least two miles (32 km) deep. In contrast, brown algae (phaeophyta), colored with fucoxanthin pigment, are usually found in cold or temperate water, and few species live in the tropics on reefs, brown algae frequently are the dominant organisms.
A sea, however, is a small area of an ocean, usually with land on several sides the mediterranean, nestled between africa and europe, the baltic in northern and central europe, and the caribbean between north, central, and south america are all seas some of the smallest animals on earth can be found in the ocean sea animals like. Coral reefs are critical marine habitat on which many ocean species depend additionally, they provide an estimated $30 billion annually in direct economic benefit to people worldwide though food. Ocean trenches remain one of the most elusive and little-known marine habitats until the 1950s, many oceanographer s thought that these trenches were unchanging environments nearly devoid of life even today, most research on ocean trenches has relied on seafloor samples and photographic expedition s. The open ocean biome is home to a wide range of animals, ranging in size from microorganisms that can only be seen with microscopes to mammoth blue whales that can be up to 110 feet long.
This new polyp species,tubiclavoides striatum, was found on mud volcanoes, inactive carbonate chimneys, and cold-water strands in the gulf of cadiz (part of the atlantic bordering portugal, spain. See more pictures of bioluminescent animals that light up in the dark ocean water, and other organisms found in the deep ocean by the census of marine life midwater sea jelly credit: r hopcroft, uaf. Marine zones the ocean / next: estuaries, salt marshes, both marine plants and animals are found here from 200-1,000 m is the mesopelagic zone, under another plate deep into the ocean floor they usually stretch down 3-4 km below the surrounding ocean floor.