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Marine biology is the scientific study of the organisms that live in the sea, home to countless strange and wonderful creatures. Marine life helps determine the very nature of our planet. Marine biologists today use available tools in their study of the sea. Much remains to be learned, and the oceans remain a realm of great mystery and excitement.

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In experiments, scientists create artificial situations to test the hypotheses because they cannot make the necessary observations under normal conditions. Hypotheses are accepted for as long as they ...

Domain: Biology; Category: General biology

The zone lacking oxygen, muddy bottoms, and sediments with absolutely no oxygen are said to be anoxic. This anoxic zone has more organic material to decay and use up oxygen. Secondly, the flow of ...

Domain: Biology; Category: Biogeography

Most midwater animals have evolved an even more effective way to mask their silhouettes. Their bioluminescent photophores, found mostly on their undersides, produce light that breaks up the ...

Domain: Biology; Category: Marine biology

By-catch are the organisms that are caught unintentionally while fishing for other species. It is estimated that around 25% of the worldwide catch, roughly 25 million tons, is by-catch. The swordfish ...

Domain: Biology; Category: Ecology

Cold seeps are places, mostly along continental margins or in sediment-rich basins like the Gulf of Mexico, where hydrogen sulfide and methane produced by the decay of organic matter seep out from ...

Domain: Biology; Category: Biogeography

Some bony fishes use color for camouflage, but others, particularly those living in the tropics, are among the most brightly colored animals in the sea. The colored pigments in bony fishes are mostly ...

Domain: Biology; Category: Marine biology

A specific type of learning in which animals learns that when it performs a particular behaviour it gets a reward, usually a fish. Dolphins, killer whales, and pilot whales in captivity quickly learn ...

Domain: Biology; Category: Zoology

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