Microbes and the Marine Food Web

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Food webs demonstrate complex feeding relationships among species in an ecosystem by combining several food chains. Scientists use food webs to demonstrate the fragile and interconnected nature of an ecosystem. This activity demonstrated the complexity of a food web and what can happen when one component of a food web is altered.
Source: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Subjects: Marine Biology
Grades: 6-8

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OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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