Blue Planet - The Deep
The entire nature of the oceanic ecosystem changes as one travels deeper and deeper into the abyss. Temperatures drop, pressure increases, and sunlight fades away. This is a great opportunity to show how these factors drastically impact the biodiversity found within each oceanic zone.
Key Concepts: Oceanic zones, euphotic zone, disphotic zone, aphotic zone, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, adaptation, camouflage.
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