Exploring Marine Biodiversity

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A medley of web pages highlighting biodiversity in the worlds' oceans. Some of these pages were created by
participants of Youth Forums on Biodiversity held at the
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre with support from
BMSC and the HR MacMillan Family Fund.


What is Biodiversity? click here!

The Intertidal Zone is a unique habitat! check it out!


Marine Biodiversity Index:

Phylum Porifera
Poriferan biology

Phylum Cnidaria
Cnidarian biology
Strawberry Anemones - Corynactis californica
Anemones - Anthopleura xanthogrammica and Metridium senile

Phylum Annelida
Annelida biology

Phylum Arthopoda
Artrhopod biology
Hermit Crabs
Heart Crab - Phyllolithodes papillosus
Puget Sound King Crab- Lopholithodes mandtii
Sea Spiders - Anoplodactylus erectus

Phylum Mollusca
Mollusca biology
Scallops
Sea Slugs
Gumboot Chiton
Nudibranchs

Phylum Echinodermata
Echinoderm biology
Sea Stars
Sea Cucumbers

Marine Fishes
Wolf-Eel - Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Great White Shark - Carchardon carcharias
Flying Fish
Pacific Herring - Clupea pallasii
Hagfish

Marine Mammals
Killer Whale - Orcinus orca
Minke Whale - Balaenoptera acutostrata
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Harbour Seal - Phoca vitulina richardsi
Steller Sea Lion - Eumetopias jubatus
Gray Whale - Eschrichtius robustus
Sea Otter - Enhydra lutris

Marine Birds
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
Emperor Penguin - Aptnodytes forsteri
Marbled Murrelet - Brachyramphus marmoratus

Marine Reptiles
Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle - Caretta caretta caretta

Seaweeds
Red algae - Division Rhodophyta
Brown algae - Division Phaeophyta
Green algae - Division Chlorophyta

Zooplankton
Radiolaria

the Marine Food Web


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check out these sites! a Vancouver Island, Canada, marine life guide!

Monterey Bay Aquarium's Field Guide


check out Canada's "Centre for Marine Biodiversity" web site!


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