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Primary production is most closely synonymous with:
d. photosynthesis
Coral reefs are concentrated:
c. in shallow tropical waters of western sides of oceans
Depletion of atmospheric ozone is mostly related to:
d.(CFC)chlorofluorocarbon pollution
The skeletal material of coral reefs is composed of:
b. calcium carbonate
Zooxanthellae are:
c.symbiotic algae that live within coral polyps
The highest rates of production in the waters of Antartica occur:
d. during the Dec-Feb period
Much research in the Artic polar ocean presently focuses on:
b. thermohaline circulation
Coral bleaching seems to be associated with:
a. pollution
The thermocline contributes to low rates of productivity in:
b. most open tropical oceans
One would expect to find the greatest biodiversity in/on:
b. Indo-Pacific coral reef
In general, the two most important nutrients in limiting primary production are:
d. nitrate and phosphate
A large crustacean zooplankton important in Antartic foods webs:
a. krill