"ZONATION AND DISTRIBUTION PART II"
What is the underlying cause for the uneven distribution of life in the ocean?
Why are organisms concentrated closer to shore?
Life is concentrated in coastal areas because phytoplankton, which are at the bottom of the food chain, are concentrated here. This is due to the high amounts of nutrients available in coastal waters.
Use the internet to view and compare maps of phytoplankton found in different geographic areas.
- Students will be able to describe the distribution of phytoplankton in the ocean.