Who lives on the bay? Take a close look at the ecosystem pictured above. Obviously there are many types of plants, birds, and more than a few fish out there. Yet there are many more organisms that live out on the bay that cannot be seen in the picture. Many other animals, such as clams, worms, and countless tiny insects, crustaceans, and other forms of plankton. There are also bacteria and even fungi. Add in the nonliving aspects of the are - such as the water, rocks, weather - and you have an ecosystem .
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Essential Questions How do matter and energy link organisms to each other and their environments? Why is sunlight essential to life on Earth? How can change in one part of an ecosystem affect change in other parts of the ecosystem?