Underwater Ecology Rundown

An area in which organisms, landscapes, plants, animals, and even weather interact to create a specific bubble of ecology or life. 

Ecosystem

Can you think of an ecosystem example?

Study of the relationships between organisms and their physical surroundings, as well as their patterns of distribution and abundance.

Ecology

As an ecologist, what might you study in an underwater ecosystem?

The physical, non-living components of an ecosystem.

Abiotic

What abiotic components might you find in an ocean ecosystem?

Biotic

The living components of an ecosystem.

What biotic components might you find in an ocean ecosystem?

The natural home of an organism that has all of the conditions necessary for survival. 

Habitat

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

An area of the ocean seashore that is covered in water when the tide is high and exposed when the tide is low. 

Intertidal

Zone

What creatures would you expect to find in an intertidal zone? Why might they be there?

A term used to relate to the water and organisms that live in the water.

Aquatic

Can you think of five aquatic species that live near Prince Rupert?

How an organism changed to better suit their environment and enhance their evolutionary fitness.

Adaptation

What adaptations might an organism have to survive on the ocean floor?

The transfer of matter and energy between organisms in the form of food.

Food Chain

How might a food chain be an example of organism interdependency?

Organisms capable of making their own food, such as plants who 

Producer

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

The natural home of an organism that has all of the conditions necessary for survival. 

Consumer

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

The natural home of an organism that has all of the conditions necessary for survival. 

Decomposer

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

The natural home of an organism that has all of the conditions necessary for survival. 

Bottom

Feeders

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

The natural home of an organism that has all of the conditions necessary for survival. 

Filter

Feeders

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

The natural home of an organism that has all of the conditions necessary for survival. 

Bivalve

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

The natural home of an organism that has all of the conditions necessary for survival. 

Shellfish

What might an aquatic organism need in its habitat to survive?

ABOUT US 

The North Coast Ecology Centre Society aims to create a permanent education centre in Prince Rupert that highlights the region’s ecological richness.

Website photos by Megan Baker, Brandon Broderick, Caitlin Birdsall, Chloe Hahn.
 

North Coast Ecology Centre Society. 2103 Seal Cove Circle, Prince Rupert, BC. info@northcoastecologycentresociety.com