Oceanography Questions
Duxbury Chapter 16

  1. Match each ocean plant taxon with its common name.
    Taxon Common name
    Chlorophyta
    Chrysophyta
    Phaeophyta
    Pyrrophyta
    Rhodophyta
    Spermophyta
    Brown algae
    Dinoflagellates
    Golden algae
    Green algae
    Red algae
    Seed-bearing plants

  2. Which macroscopic group of marine plants is the most diverse and abundant?
    Chlorophyta
    Chrysophyta
    Phaeophyta
    Pyrrophyta
    Rhodophyta
    Spermophyta

  3. Which group of marine plants does giant kelp belong to?
    Chlorophyta
    Chrysophyta
    Phaeophyta
    Pyrrophyta
    Rhodophyta
    Spermophyta

  4. Which group of marine plants includes diatoms and coccolithophores?
    Chlorophyta
    Chrysophyta
    Phaeophyta
    Pyrrophyta
    Rhodophyta
    Spermophyta

  5. Which group of marine plants includes eel grass and surf grass?
    Chlorophyta
    Chrysophyta
    Phaeophyta
    Pyrrophyta
    Rhodophyta
    Spermophyta

  6. Which group of marine plants can survive in the deepest water?
    Chlorophyta
    Chrysophyta
    Phaeophyta
    Pyrrophyta
    Rhodophyta
    Spermophyta

  7. What name is given to the smallest type of plankton?
    Holoplankton
    Meroplankton
    Microplankton
    Nannoplankton
    Ultraplankton

  8. What name is given to species that spend only part of their life cycle as plankton?
    Holoplankton
    Meroplankton
    Microplankton
    Nannoplankton
    Ultraplankton

  9. Which of the following is not a group of phytoplankton?
    Blue-green algae
    Coccolithophores
    Diatoms
    Dinoflagellates
    Radiolarians

  10. Which of the following plankton groups produces chalk deposits?
    Blue-green algae
    Coccolithophores
    Diatoms
    Dinoflagellates
    Radiolarians

  11. Which type of plankton lives in a shell called a frustule?
    Blue-green algae
    Coccolithophores
    Diatoms
    Dinoflagellates
    Radiolarians

  12. Which type of plankton is responsible for the phenomenon called Red Tide?
    Blue-green algae
    Coccolithophores
    Diatoms
    Dinoflagellates
    Radiolarians

  13. Which zooplankton is known as krill and is a favorite food of baleen whales?
    Comb jellies
    Copepods
    Euphausiids
    Jellyfish
    Pteropods

  14. Which of the following groups contain species that spend part of their life as plankton.
    Crabs
    Snails
    Star fishes
    Vertebrate fishes
    All of the above

  15. In which type of relationship(s) do both participants always benefit?
    Comensalism
    Mutualism
    Parasitism
    Symbiosis
    All of the above

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