Module 12: Continential Shelf Communities Part 2

Date Change:  Our next field trip is scheduled for

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hart’s Landing Fishing Tournament

10:00am to Noon

If you are 16 or older Florida Law requires you to have a current Fishing License.


In most of the cold temperate areas of the world, hard-bottom shelf substrates are inhabited by large, brown seaweeds known as kelp. Kelp can grow quite tall (up to 30 meters) compared to other seaweeds. Kelp Beds create a third dimension to the hard-bottom communities, in the same way that trees create canopy structures in forests.

In Kelp Forests a canopy is formed when the kelp is tall enough to stretch from the bottom of the subtidal community all the way up to the surface. As a result, most of the kelp is underneath the water, but some of it is on top of the water as well. When kelps are not tall enough to reach the surface and form a canopy, the community they form is called a kelp forest.

PowerPoint:  Honors Marine Biology Module 12 Continential Shelf Part 2

We watched Mike Rowe in Dirty Jobs as Mike gets dirty harvesting kelp to feed abalone. NetFlix:  Dirty Jobs Season 3 Episode 11


  1. What 2 items found in your kitchen contain Algae
  2. Finish Reading Module 12 to page 303
  3. Answer OYO to 12.13
  4. Answer Study Guide questions to end
  5. Class Quiz:  Kelp Beds
  6. Lab book:  Complete lab from class;  see PowerPoint
  7. Class Challenge: Photo of Animal that you took
  8. Notebook Check on March 7th (Module 11)

Have a great week! – Mrs. S



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