Warm – Up Whale Fall Succession

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Warm – Up
Whale Fall Succession
Warm-up Questions
Write down the question and answer
• Explain how the sudden presence of a whale
carcass appearing on the ocean floor can be
classified as succession.
• As the whale corpse begins to degrade, we saw
in the video that different organisms begin to
appear. Why are different species coming and
leaving this ecosystem?
• Worms and hagfish eat the flesh of the whale.
When the flesh is gone, these organisms are
replaced by bacteria followed by filter-feeding
shellfish. Why does this occur?