Essay on Marine Biology Module 3 Review

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Sea Turtles (Lessons 3.02, 3.04, 3.05) 1. • What types are typically found in Florida? o Green sea turtle o Hawksbill turtle o Leatherback turtle o Kemp’s ridley turtle o Loggerhead turtle 2. • What types are not typically found in Florida? o Olive ridley turtle o Flatback turtle 3. • What are the 2 main parts (upper and lower) of a sea turtle shell called? o Upper – carapace o Lower – plastron 4. • Can a sea turtle’s shell heal if injured? o Yes 5. • Do sea turtles need to drink freshwater? o No, they absorb the salt through special glands 6. • Do we typically find sea turtles in cold water areas? o No, …show more content…
o Development in zones o Off road vehicles o Pollution 33. • What is the major difference in the sea floor between Caribbean waters and the northeast part of the US – this would make water seem bluer and clearer? o There is no pollution 34. • What is the first plant to grow and start dune development? o Sea oat
Erosion control methods (Lesson 3.08) 35. • What are the four main erosion control methods (know the main pros and cons of each) Types of Erosion Control | Pros of using this control | Cons of using this control | Dune Grass Planting | Compliments natural system and is potentially self sustaining | Can be lost from storm erosion and needs to be fenced off | Nearshore Breakwaters | Offers good protection within enclosed bays and increases area of dry upper beach | Can cause locally strong currents and visually intrusive | Beach Nourishment | Enhancement to natural recovery and erosion protection without hard structures | Appropriate materials may be expensive and dissimilar imported materials may cause a change in geomorphology | Jetties | Creates a buffer and significantly slows down erosion | It speeds up erosion down current which can build up to a large problem |
Ocean Pollution / Oil (Lesson 3.09 and 3.11) Know main pollutants and the problems they cause – to do this match the following 36. Match the pollutant with its