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CHAPTER 20 VOCABULARY

 

1.     ABOTIC- describes non living factors in the environment

2.     BIOME- a large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plants and animal communities.

3.     SAVANNA-a tropical grassland biome with scattered clumps of trees.

4.     DESERT-a hot, dry biome inhabited by organisms adapted to survive high daytime temperatures and  long periods without rain.

5.     Tundra-a far-northern biome characterized by long, cold winters, permafrost, and few trees.

6.     Permafrost-the permanently frozen ground below the soil surface in the artic tundra.

7.     Marine-describes a eco-system based on salty water.

8.     Phytoplankton-a microscopic photosynthesis organism that floats near the surface of the ocean.

9.     Zooplankton-protozoa that, along with the phytoplankton they consume, form he base of the ocean floor.

10.                        Estuary-an area where fish water from streams and rivers spills into the ocean.

11.                        Tributary-a small stream or river that flows into a larger one.

12.                        Littoral zone-the zone of a lake or pond closest to the edge of the land.

13.                        Open-water zone-the zone of a lake or pond that extends from the littoral zone out across the top of the water and that is only as deep as light can reach through water.

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