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Creatures of the Deep
get their names from? What is their source of food?2.
has multiple characteristics that make it an extremely effective hunter. List three.3.
One of the scavengers shown at the bottom of McMurdo Sound is the
. How is it ableto digest the flesh of the dead seal pup? Compare this to the scavenging of the sea stars.4.
synchronize their hatching so their larvae all emerge together. How is this anadvantage for them?a.
Do jellyfish have eyes? What can they detect?5.
fried egg jellyfish
is able to prey on the other jellyfish easily. Since they are soft-bodied what isthe only defense that jellyfish have against predators?6.
What kind of protection do crustaceans like
One disadvantage of having an exoskeleton is the need to molt. Explain the process that the spider crabshave to go through in order to molt.8.
Which crabs does the
look for when hunting?9.
What characteristic of
makes them stand out compared to all other marine invertebrates?