Quiz 2: Environmental Systems: Matter and Energy of Life
Our eyes can see the visible light from because cone-shaped cells in our eyes act as receivers tuned to the wavelength of visible light, other light has either big or small wavelength. The wavelength range of the ultraviolet light is and for microwaves is , so the difference is .
Two primary nutrients that cause eutrophication are nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P).
Extremophiles live in extreme places such as the bottom of the ocean floor, deep inside of the earth's crust, or inside of hot springs such as those in Yellowstone National Park. They get the energy for the survival from Chemosynthesis, or extracting energy from inorganic chemical compounds such as hydrogen sulfide.