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Blue Planet - Seasonal Seas

The concept of seasons is typically only associated with land ecosystems within temperate latitudes. However, oceans within these latitudes also experiences changes. Water, having a high specific heat, does not have the wide range of temperatures that air does throughout the year, but it can still vary in ways that affect the biodiversity present.

Key Concepts: Seasons, latitude, aquatic ecosystems, migration, photosynthesis, plankton, food webs, food chains, keystone species.

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