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How does the ocean change as it deepens?
It gets extremly colder and the pressure increases.
Where does ocean pollution come from?
Most pollution comes from the land and human activities.Also Dumps and trash.
Describe the conditions that allow coral reef to grow.
Microscopic algae provide food for coral reef. The algae requires warm temperture and sunlight, coral reef can only form in shallow, tropical ocean waters.The reefs grow above continental shelves or around volcanic islands, where the water is shallow.
How do pollutants invade estuaries?
They change the water quality.
What are some of the reources that we acquire from the ocean.
Water.
Compare and contrast mangrove forests and salt marshes.
Salt marhes have cord grass. Mangroves have mangrove trees- which their roots are above gorund. Salt marshes have crabs, shrimp, fish, and oysters. Mangroves have traps sediment. They both have nutrients, rich mud, and storm buffers.