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The largest biome in the world is... all water.  The marine biome includes all  bodies of water that are salty, such as oceans.  There are 7 major oceans in the marine biome, along with smaller bodies, known as gulfs and bays.  The ocean is divided into 3 layers.  The top layer is called the euphotic layer, and it is shallow enough for light to reach it.  The disphotic zone lets enough light through for it to look light twilight.  The final zone, the apotic zone, is so deep, that no light can reach it.
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Average Annual Rainfall:  More than half of the rain that falls on the planet earth, fall over the marine biome. 
 
PLANTS
There are millions of species of algae and aquatic plants, most of which we haven't found yet. 
 
ANIMALS
Most animals have made adaptions to survive in the special requirements of the oceans.  These adaptions include blubber in most mammals, and the dense fur of the sea otter.   The marine biome can also house the largest animals on the planet, such as the Blue Whale.  Common animals are whales, sea otters, fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and millions more.
 
FUN FACTS
The sea otter has close to 1,000,000 hairs per square INCH.  Most humans have 10 times LESS on their head. 
The Kelp and Phytoplankton make about 50% of our oxygen.
20 people coud stand on the Blue Whale's tongue.
There is one cup of salt per gallon of water.
The deepest point on earth is deeper than the tallest point on earth is tall.  In fact, the Mariana Trench in 36,200 feet deep.
 

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Produced by Billy Price
2005
Rapid Run Middle School Project