This website focuses on the food webs and ecosystems at four different locations in the ocean: the open ocean, the arctic ocean, coral reefs, and the deep ocean. By reading and comparing the four subpages of this website, one will find that the ocean has a complex balance and order to its ecosystems, and how humans affect this.
Did You Know?
Ocean waters cover 71% of the Earth's surface and make up 95% of the livable space on Earth. Oceans produce 70% of the world's oxygen, absorb and distribute heat all over the world, and dominate the Earth's weather. In the ocean lives 100 million species from the blue whale to microscopic bacteria!
A food chain is feeding hierarchy between animals in the same ecosystem in order to maintain balance within an environment. Food chains or food webs are crucial to maintaining life in a specific area, and they detail the dependent relationships between species.
Predator vs. Prey
Predator and prey evolve together and have a unique relationship. The prey is a critical part of the predator's environment. If the predator does not get food, it will die, therefore it adapts physically in order to eat the prey that inhabit its environment. Similarly, the predator is an important part of the prey's environment. The prey evolves in order to avoid being eating by the predator.