sail salt water
A body of water that is mostly surrounded by land
A species of plants or animals that is at serious risk of extinction
The amount of salt in the water
When it rains and water doesn't have a place to go it creates its own path
A area of land that drains into a common body of water
When land gradually gets destroyed by natural forces (water,wind,ice)
A salt or compound that has phosphorus in it and is usually in products like fertilizers
A drain where all the water goes when it rains
To keep something in its original state
A surface that does not collect water
Species that aren't from here
Species that are from here
A environment that has all the things a particular plant or animal needs to survive
A natural environment that has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
The water is slightly salty (mixture of river water and seawater)
A area that keeps 2 things separated
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake
What measures the amount of salts dissolved in water?
Which aquatic layer has enough sunlight for photosynthesis?
Which aquatic layer is below the the photic zone?
Which aquatic layer is located at the very bottom of a body of water?
What is the shallow, near-shore part of the photic zone called?
What part of the photic zone is home to a rich amount of invertebrates?
What are the areas of land that are flooded with water for part of the year called?
What are the areas that are located near a river and are periodically flooded called?
What forms when freshwater from land drainage meets water from an ocean or inland sea?
What is the vertical flow of cold, nutrient rich water towards the surface of a body of water?
What transports warm water rich in dissolved gases from the surface of the ocean to the depths of the ocean?
What are aquatic ecosystems with a salinity of 0.5 to 30 ppt called?
What is an isolated, U-shaped body of water called?
Known as nature soup, decomposed marsh grass
Plants that are adapted to grow, it is either floating on the surface or submerged in mud
very simple plants that live in water; the size ranks from microscopic plankton to meters-long kelp
poison produced by a living organism
Where freshwater and salt water meet (coastal area)
Under layer; something to hold on to or attach to
an animal that eats another animal for food
Interaction of all living things in an area
an alteration of adjustment by a species improves the relationship in the environment
special blades on the bottom of the kelp above the hold fast that produce spores
the top of the kelp forest where blades rest on the surface of the water
a animal that eats plants
Forms an symbiotic relationship with corals
a long coral reef near the shore (parallel to it)
an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a bay
rise and fall of Earth's water on its coastline
total amount of dissolved salts in a water sample
algae and animals that float in water which are carried by waves and the currents
a large stream of (waves) moving water the flows through the oceans
rotate between submergence and non submergence because of the tidal waves
organisms belonging to the animal kingdom.
A process in which water is frozen and ice crystals are removed and then moved to obtain fresh water
A process of removing salt from ocean water
A process in which liquid water is heated then evaporates leaving dissolved salts behind, and condenses, resulting in pure, fresh water
Seafood is an important source of ___________, which can be harvested by fishing or through aquaculture.
Catfish, salmon, oysters, and shrimp are already being grown on ___________.
A collapse of a fish population can damage the ______________ and threaten the fishing industry.
When people _______________ the ocean over a long period of time, the fish populations can collapse.
In addition to beaches, what other area is in the greatest danger from increasing ocean-water pollution?
Decaying _____ _________ is not a source of ocean water pollution.
Hydrocarbon deposits, mineral deposits, and fresh water are examples of?
People have been using the ocean for ______________ for thousands of years. (Page 430)
The US and the UK have to obey ___ ___ __ ___ ___. (Page 430-431)
The farming of marine organisms, usually in estuaries, bays, or near shore environments or in specially designed structures using circulated seawater. (Page 428-429)
Whales are slaughtered for what in the Faeroe Islands? (Page 426-428)
What is the main resource the ocean demands?