Marine biology is the study of life in the oceans and other saltwater environments such as estuaries and wetlands. All plant and animal life forms are included from the microscopic picoplankton all the way to the majestic blue whale, the largest creature in the sea and for that matter in the world.
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In Marine biology there are some sub fields which are as follows:
- Deep-sea ecology, here we learn about the technology of equipment needed to explore the deep sea to greatly help the study of this largely unknown space in the sea.
- Ichthyology, is the study of fishes, both salt and freshwater. There are approximately 25,000+ species of fishes out there for us to discover.
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- Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and algae.
- Fisheries and Aquaculture is where we learn to protect biodiversity and to create sustainable seafood sources because of the world's dependence on fish for protein.
- Environmental marine biology, the study of ocean health which is important for scientists to determine the quality of the marine environment so that they could ensure water quality is sufficient to sustain a healthy environment for all the marine sea creatures.
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- Marine mammology is the study of cetaceans, which is families of whales and dolphins, and pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and the walrus). Their behaviors, habitats, health, reproduction, and populations are all studied here.
- Marine ethology, here is where behavior of marine animals is studied so that we could understand the animals that share the planet with us. This is also an important field to help species whose habitats are threatened by man or natural phenomena.
And also to learn more about marine sea creatures which will take plenty of our times in the future, these are all the previews of what's coming next on this very blog about marine sea creatures:
|Marine Sea Creatures Vertebrates|
|Marine Sea Creatures Zooplankton|
|Marine Sea Creatures Invertebrates|
Sponges, Worms, Molluscs, Arthropods, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates, for example star fish, just to name a few are animals that lack backbones and are known as invertebrates.
|Marine Sea Creatures Beautiful Coral Reefs|
We should learn about the importance, variety and conservation issues of coral reefs.
|Marine Sea Creatures Birds|
|Marine Sea Creatures Fishes|
Marine MammalsAbout 2,400 years ago, mankind, or Aristotle to be more precise, recognized that whales are mammals, not fish, because they nurse their young and breathe air like other mammals.
Seals & Sea Lions, Polar Bears, Sea Otters
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|Marine Sea Creatures Polar Bear|
Whales & Dolphins (Cetaceans)
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|Marine Sea Creatures Dolphins Cetaceans|
Phytoplankton and Marine plants
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Phytoplankton, Diatoms, Dinoflagellates, Algae, Seagrasses, and Kelp Beds: Forests of the Sea.
Octopuses, squid, cuttlefish, and nautiloids
|Marine Sea Creatures Octopus|
|Marine Sea Creatures Reptiles|
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Sharks & Rays
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The Grazers & Predators
|Marine Sea Creatures Predators|
Symbionts, Parasites, Hosts & Cooperation
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