Biology homework help
Week 5 Discussion Board and Quiz
1) Discuss the adaptations of intertidal organisms for coping with each of the following environmental stressors:
a) Wave shock
b) Temperature variation
c) Oxygen stress
2) Describe four categories of estuaries based on geomorphology and give an example of each
3) Describe four categories of estuaries based on patterns of water circulation and give an example of each
4) Discuss coral reefs
a) Describe the environmental conditions required for coral reef formation
b) Describe the three main types of coral reefs.
c) Discuss the factors that contribute to high primary productivity in coral reefs
d) Discuss the factors that contribute to high species diversity in coral reefs
5) Define the following terms: euryhaline, stenohaline, osmoconformers, osmoregulators
Using this week’s assigned readings (and maybe an occasional peak at Google) you should be able to find the answers to your assigned discussion question. You must write one original post for your own assigned discussion question and two replies two other students’ posts. Each post should be at least 100 words in length. For full credit, link to a webpage that pertains to the subject. Have fun!
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