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Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: January 22nd, 2015, 7:30 pm
by megan
I hope this isn't bad forum etiquette, but we need to get this question marathon rolling again.

Q: What are the ideal conditions for a coral reef? (in regards to water temp., salinity, turbidity, etc.)

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: January 25th, 2015, 9:43 am
by TimeLord
An ideal temperature for a coral reef is between 68-90 degrees Fahrenheit or 20-32 degrees Celsius. For salinity it is best for it to be 34-37 parts of 1000. Coral also needs very clear water to grow so that sunlight can reach it easily. Is there any other things that need to be answered for your question?

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: January 25th, 2015, 9:43 am
by TimeLord
Also the coral should be in shallow water for it to grow the best.

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: January 25th, 2015, 4:40 pm
by megan
Also the coral should be in shallow water for it to grow the best.
An ideal temperature for a coral reef is between 68-90 degrees Fahrenheit or 20-32 degrees Celsius. For salinity it is best for it to be 34-37 parts of 1000. Coral also needs very clear water to grow so that sunlight can reach it easily. Is there any other things that need to be answered for your question?
Correct on both accounts. Your turn :D

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: January 27th, 2015, 1:04 pm
by TimeLord
Ok. This is an easy one.
What are the four pelagic zones of the ocean? Also what depths do each of them start and end at?

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: January 29th, 2015, 5:01 pm
by SomeGuyOutThere
Epipelagic - 0-200m
Mesopelagic - 200-1000m
Bathypelagic - 1000-4000m
Abyssopelagic - 4000-Ocean Floor
Hadopelagic - Below Ocean Floor

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: February 11th, 2015, 6:40 pm
by Magikarpmaster629
It's been a while, so I'll ask another question:

What is the use of iron to create a phytoplankton bloom in the ocean to remove CO2 from the atmosphere?

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: February 11th, 2015, 9:13 pm
by dragons790
Iron is a limiting nutrient in the ocean, so adding it will cause phytoplankton to grow quickly (bloom). They'll photosynthesize and remove CO2 from the atmosphere that way. The bad part comes from when all the algae die and cause hypoxia instead.

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: February 12th, 2015, 4:04 am
by Magikarpmaster629
I was looking for a word, not an explanation, but close enough. :D (Iron Fertilization is what I was looking for)

Your turn.

Re: Green Generation B/C

Posted: February 12th, 2015, 3:56 pm
by dragons790
Ah, alright.

Which of the following is not an important greenhouse gas?
A. CO2
B. CH4
C. CFC
D. NO2