Two aspects of the oceanic biological realm are biodiversity and biomass. Give an adequate definition of biodiversity, according to this weekâ€™s videos.
On the other hand, biomass refers to the total weight of living organisms in an area. There is a paradox between the two aspects that occurs in different latitude zones of the Earthâ€™s oceans. The areas with the highest biodiversity are often the areas with the lowest biomass, and vice-versa.
From what you have learned about nutrient concentrations in the different temperatures of ocean water, venture a guess as to where we would find the highest biomass- in the tropics or at the polar regions?