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What is the difference between Aquatic and Marine?

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B. Denton

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Answered Oct 15, 2020

The word aquatic refers to water. Aquatic is used to describe the characteristic of an object, both living and non-living. Aquatic refers to anything that can thrive and live well underwater. The word aquatic comes from the Indo -European word “water.” Aquatic refers to a body of water, such as a lake or river, and is said to encompass all types of animals or living things under the water.

The word marine is employed to refer to the sea. Marine animals include fish, sea, plants, and whales. Marine refers to a large body of water, such as the sea. The word marine comes from the Indo- European word “more,” which means sea. The word primarily refers to the sea and ocean, but not lakes as rivers like aquatic.

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Answered Oct 08, 2020

When you say aquatic, this means that you are referring to those that are related to water. Take note though, that there are some people who would use the term “aquatic” when they want to refer to anything that is related to freshwater.

“Marine” is a term that is normally used for anything that has to do with the ocean or the sea. Some would also say that “marine” can also be used for anything “saltwater.” People also use the term “marine” when they want to say anything that is related to some nautical affairs. The more that you know how these terms are used, the better it will be for you.

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J. Shatner

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Answered Sep 16, 2020

Aquatic and marine are words that are often used interchangeably because people can't differentiate between them. The word aquatic and marine had their roots from Indo European word aqua, meaning water and marine, meaning sea.

Aquatic is an adjective that uses used to describe any organism that grows, lives, and operates in water. The term aquatic encompasses all kinds of bodies of water. Examples of aquatic biomes are freshwater, marine, kelp forest, reefs, estuaries, and wetland. One of its major importance is to provide a home for millions of fish species and be involved in the regulation of water cycles and climate formation. Aquatic biomes are the largest biomes in the world.

Marine refers to sea; it does not relate to anything such as rivers, lakes, streams, etc. The average temperature is 39 degrees Fahrenheit. It composes of 96.5% pure water and 3.5 % of the dissolved substance. Examples of the marine ecosystem include estuaries, ocean, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, etc.

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J. Emmerich

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Answered May 06, 2020

When we hear the words aquatic and marine, what comes to our mind is water. However, these words still have a few differences between them. The root word for aquatic is obtained from the Indo-European word "Akwa or aqua," which means water. It is referred to as "aquatique" in the old French, and "aquaticus" in Latin.

All these terms refer to water. In modern English, aquatic is used as an adjective word that is usually used to refer to operating, living, or growing in water. Aquatic as an adjective is usually used to describe things that are related or pertaining to water, for example, aquatic sport, aquatic animals, aquatic plants, etc.

On the other hand, marine got its root meaning from the Indo-European word "more," which means sea. It is referred to as "marin" in Middle English, and "marinus" in Latin. Basically, the word refers to anything pertaining to the sea or ocean, and nothing else.

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