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Flashcards in Habitat Connectivity Deck (11)
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1
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Allochthonous

A

Energy created outside the system and transported in.

2
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What generates currents?

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Wind friction

3
Q

Why are mass water movements important?

A

Cause disturbance that is important for marine predator feeding.

4
Q

Ice habitats in Antarctica

A

New young ice formed every year

5
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Oceanic benthos

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Continental shelf and slope can be extremely dynamic, 20% bed surface.

6
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Coastal zone

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Most diverse in terms of habitats

7
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Deep sea plain

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Is relatively poorly connected.

8
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What happens when whales die/trees fall into the sea?

A

Leads to lots of nutrients, that are easily accessible to other scavengers

9
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What are RAMSAR sites?

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Internationally important sites, most are salt marshes.

Very important for wading birds.

9
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What are RAMSAR sites?

A

Internationally important sites, most are salt marshes.

Very important for wading birds.

10
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Edge habitats

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Salt marshes
Coral reefs
Mangrove distribution
Seagrass distribution