Fishy Deep-sea Designs!
The focus of this lesson is adaptations of fishes living in the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones of the deep ocean. Learn about the physical location of deep water habitats along the Hudson Shelf Valley and in Hudson Canyon; the basic characteristics of the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zone with regard to depth, temperature, pressure, light level and food availability; how fishes living in the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones have adapted to survive in each respective habitat; learn that many fish are bioluminescent; why fishes bioluminescence; and predict where scientists will find certain species of fish living along the Hudson Shelf Valley and in Hudson Canyon.
Biological And Life Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Oceanography
NOAA's National Ocean Service