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Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change
Jane Wynn
SCI/256
October 1, 2013
Barbara Plourde

Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change
The world is made up of many different ways of water, from the rivers, streams, oceans, lakes, and swamps all of them are beautiful in their own way. Throughout a time span you try and figure out the mysterious of why there are such beautiful beaches in certain areas and not all over the world. Well it is now time for us to uncover the mysterious of the beach creation of this world. We will be learning the structure, function, and the way it changes through the marvels of its beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. Each formation of water has its own purpose in life cycle. But the most interesting is the see through water at the beach, which are most common in the Caribbean areas and Gulf Coast. The reason that the water is so clear per the UCSB Scienceline article it is because the suspended or stirred up sediment and the living organic material, such as phytoplankton. Suspended sediments are when an over flow of water from a storm or waves carry into an ocean from a river. Organic material such as phytoplankton and zooplankton normally grow when light is made available and when the nutrients are made available from a storm. Phytoplankton is a plant organism that drifts in the ocean, and zooplankton is an animal organism the drifts/wanders in the ocean. It is harder for the water to get muddy in the Caribbean and Gulf Coast because it is made up more from sand and not mud, sand, and silt like in the Pacific Ocean per UCSB ScienceLine. The ocean can function as many thing in this world such as relaxing serenity, fun swimming and family time, romantic date nights/day, food from the sea animals we eat, and home for all the sea animals that live in the ocean. The world did not make the ocean to have a certain structure it was…...

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