Whoever stands on the shore will forget themselves by seeing the aesthetics of the ocean. People
those just looking at the ocean can admire only the attracting sea waves pounding on rocks
whereas who likes to explore the marine life come across many wonders. Ocean is not just filled
with water that beautiful vast sea comprises wide range of living organisms. Ocean life is not just
with fisheries it is being habitat for many creatures.
What is present inside the ocean?
Ocean is not just a large water body it is being the home for small to large animals. Ocean life is
not just with animals as it includes plants, mammals and much more. Through learning the
various types of organisms living under the ocean shows the beauty lying under their water
bodies. While hearing about the marine life eagerness will be created inside that leads to learn
more about them and a small overview on the types of living organisms in the ocean were
classified into seven basic groups are as follows.
The organism which can't swim and can float comes under plankton. Many of these organisms
are microscopic and in that some can be seen with naked eye. Plankton have two categories are
phytoplankton and zooplankton. Tiny plants in the ocean belong to phytoplankton and they make
their food using photosynthesis. The zooplankton or animal plankton and they will eat
phytoplankton for their food source.
Plants and Algae
In ocean, there are several true plants that include salt marsh grasses and mangrove trees too.
These are not true plants whereas they come under large algae which are known as seaweed and
they can also make food using photosynthesis. These plants and seaweeds lies in the neritic zone
of the ocean where the sunlight falls and they make use of it for photosynthesis.
It includes lobsters, crabs, starfish, octopi and much more. These were available near to the shore
and they were available all over the ocean.
These are vertebrates that present in abundant in the ocean and there are various fish species
were in the ocean. The known fact is that fish lives in water but only few species were seen by
all while there are many found in ocean than in the sea.
Reptiles were present in less number on ocean as they live in the water surface which is warm.
Reptiles such as sea turtles, marine iguana, saltwater crocodiles and few others lay their eggs in
land and live in ocean for a while.
You can see several birds on the sea shore which belongs to the group sea birds. The
characteristics of these birds differ slightly from other birds. They lives on land also but they go
to sea as well.
One of the amazing organisms that live in sea is marine mammals. Five different types of
mammals were live in ocean. They also live in ocean as well as on land.