epipelagic zoneepipelagic zone, along with various algae and phytoplankton.
What plants live in the oceanic zone?
Pelagic Zone Plants
Photosynthetic plants are the producers of marine ecosystem. They trap and convert solar energy into nutrients and oxygen, which are essential for marine organisms to survive. Photosynthetic plants such as phytoplanktons, dinoflagellates and algae live in the pelagic zone.
What plants live in the sunlight zone of the ocean?
Epipelagic Zone [Sunlight]
Microscopic plants called phytoplanktons are present in this zone. Sunlight penetrates this zone which facilitates the process of photosynthesis. Supported Plant Species: Seaweed or free-floating algae, red algae, green algae, brown algae, phytoplankton, angiosperms, mangroves, seagrass.
In which zone are you most likely to find an animal that eats seaweed and other ocean plants?
There are thousands of animals that roam this zone, including dolphins, most sharks, jellyfish, tuna and corals. Seaweed is a common plant in the epipelagic zone, along with various algae and phytoplankton.
What lives in the twilight zone?
Life in the twilight zone includes microscopic bacteria and tiny animals known as zooplankton, along with larger crustaceans, fish, squid, and many kinds of gelatinous animals.
Is kelp on the sunlight zone?
Yes, kelp grows in the sunlight zone. Because kelp is a photosynthetic organism (marine plant) it needs sunlight to grow and the sunlight zone of the ocean is the only zone in which photosynthesis happens. Kelp forests are often found in shallow coastal waters where they are home to thousands of species of animals.
Where does seaweed come from?
Seaweed can be found in oceans and marine environments around the world. While some seaweed is harvested directly from its natural environs, seaweed farming produces much of the world’s aquatic crops today. Some farmers use saltwater tanks to grow seaweed. Most others have the equivalent of garden plots out at sea.