Type
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Description

Community of living organisms and their environment Ecosystem
The physical, non-living components of an ecosystem. E.g. water, temperature, light Abiotic
The living components of an ecosystem (e.g. animals, plants) Biotic
An area of the ocean seashore that is covered in water when the tide is high and exposed when the tide is low Intertidal
An area submerged by water most of the time and only exposed in times of extreme low tides Subtidal
An animal without a backbone Invertebrate
Opposed to an invertebrate, an animal that has a backbone or spinal column Vertebrate
Something an organism has evolved to do or a physical trait that helps the animals thrive in their environment and survive Adaptations
Responsible use, actions, and protection of aquatic resources to conserve ecosystems Aquatic Stewardship
Collecting fish and other marine species and relocating them to another area Salvage

Animal Kingdom Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the largest group of invertebrates that have an exoskelton arthropods
invertebrates that live in damp places on land and breathe using either gills or lungs mollusks
invertebrates that have an exoskeleton and tube feet echinoderms
invertebrates that have long, tube-like bodies that are divided into segments segmentedworms
invertebrates that live attached to a surface and has small holes in their bodies to filter water sponges
skeleton is external exoskeleton
animal's with no backbone invertebrates
endothermic vertebrates that have fur or hair and produce milk for their offspring mammals
endothermic vertebrates that have a beak, two legs, and two wings birds
ectothermic vertebrates that live in or near water and have scales reptiles
ectothermic vertebrates that a can breathe their skin when they are in the water amphibians
vertebrates that live in the water and filter oxygen from the water through their gills fish
body temperature says about the same regardless of the temperature of their environment endothermic
body temperature that is close to that of their environment ectothermic
skeleton is inside their bodies endoskeleton
animal with a backbone vertebrate
made up of more than one cell mulitcellular

ocean Zones Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

large-area ecosystem sharing similar characteristics; an environmental unit biome
bottom environment; refers to animals living on or in the seabed benthic
area of ocean where light does not penetrate; also called the midnight zone aphotic zone
specific area or type of environment in which an organism is found habitat
free-swimming organisms nekton
waters over the continental shelf; nearshore zone neritic province
lighted region of the ocean; area where photosynthesis can occur; also called the sunlit zone photic zone
shores made up of solid rock and usually steeper than sandy beaches rocky coasts
benthic area of the continental shelf below the low-tide area; also called subtidal sublittoral zone
dry area above the high-tide line; sometimes called the spray or splash zone supralittoral zone
the area of crashing waves along a sandy beach surf zone
upper layer of water extending to depth of 200 meters; in the photic or sunlit zone epipelagic zone
dimly lit region of the ocean where there is not enough light to carry on photosynthesis; also called the twilight zone disphotic zone
organisms that are attached to a surface and cannot move around sessile

Unit 1 bingo Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems. Abioic factor
a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment Adaptation
the largest biome out there Aquatic biome
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Biodiversity
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region Biome
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms Biosphere
are the living components of an ecosystem. Biotic factors
the statistics of weather, usually over a 30-year interval Climate
a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. Community
a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Desert
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment. Ecosystem
the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream Estauries
a large area covered chiefly with trees and undergrowth. Forest
an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times. Marsh
an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. Organisim
a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions Permafrost
all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country. Population
is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water Salinity
a wetland that is forested Swamp
the sometimes swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes, especially that between the tundra and steppes of Siberia and North America. Taiga
major regions in the Earth that share the same climate despite being in different geographical locations Terrestrial biome
a type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. Tundra
a place where the land is covered by water, either salt, fresh or somewhere in between Wetland

ECOLOGY Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

non living factors that effect an organism ABIOTICFACTOR
an organism that eats only meat CARNIVORE
the number of people, other living organisms, or crops CARRYINGCAPACITY
a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat COMMUNITY
an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material. DECOMPOSER
an animal that feeds on dead organic material DETRITIVORES
The ecological role and space that an organism fills in an ecosystem. ECOLOGICALNICHE
The progressive replacement of one dominant type of species or community by another in an ecosystem until a stable climax community is established. ECOLOGICALSUCCESSION
the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment ECOLOGY
to represent the flow of food energy and the feeding relationships between organisms FOODCHAIN
A graphical model showing the interconnecting food chains in an ecological community FOODWEB
an organism that eats only plants HERBIVORE
Non-native species disrupting and replacing native species INVASIVESPECIES
A factor present in an environment that controls a process, particularly the growth, abundance or distribution of a population of organisms in an ecosystem. LIMITINGFACTORS
both benefits MUTUALISM
an organism that eats plants and animals OMNIVORE
the amount of organisms of the same species in an area POPULATION
one is predator, one is prey PREDATION
an organism that makes its own food PRODUCER
A position in a food chain or Ecological Pyramid occupied by a group of organisms with similar feeding mode. TROPHICLEVEL
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment ECOSYSTEM
the increasing concentration of toxic substances within each successive link in the food chain. BIOTICFACTORS
a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its environment relative to its abundance KEYSTONESPECIES
An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms CONSUMER

Environmental science crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The study of how organisms interact with each other Ecology
All living things and their physical environments within a particular area Ecosystem
Change over time Evolution
An organisms habitat resource use and fundamental role in a community Niche
The variety of organisms in an area Biodiversity
Able to meet current demand for a resource without depending the future supply Sustainable
Largest group of organisms In which 2 individuals can produce fertile offspring Species
The process by which new species are generated Speciation
The Disappearance of a species from Earth Extinction
The extinction of an organism or species in one area Extirpation
Anything an organism needs to survive Resources
Killing of an animal illegally Poaching
Any part of an ecosystem that is living or used to be living Biotic factor
Members of a species that live in the same area at the same time Population
Matter that makes up earth and it's atmosphere Geosphere

Aquatic Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

What measures the amount of salts dissolved in water? salinity
Which aquatic layer has enough sunlight for photosynthesis? photic zone
Which aquatic layer is below the the photic zone? aphotic zone
Which aquatic layer is located at the very bottom of a body of water? benthic zone
What is the shallow, near-shore part of the photic zone called? littoral zone
What part of the photic zone is home to a rich amount of invertebrates? limnetic zone
What are the areas of land that are flooded with water for part of the year called? wetlands
What are the areas that are located near a river and are periodically flooded called? flood plain
What forms when freshwater from land drainage meets water from an ocean or inland sea? estuary
What is the vertical flow of cold, nutrient rich water towards the surface of a body of water? upwelling
What transports warm water rich in dissolved gases from the surface of the ocean to the depths of the ocean? downwelling
What are aquatic ecosystems with a salinity of 0.5 to 30 ppt called? brackish
What is an isolated, U-shaped body of water called? oxbow lake

Human/Global Impact Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring species
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time climate
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area population
Place where an organism lives habitat
organism's role, or job, in its habitat niche
The removal of trees faster than forests can replace themselves. deforestation
Large geographic area with a similar climate and ecosystem biome
the living organisms in an ecosystem biotic
Any nonliving component of an environment abiotic
the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole) biodiversity
species whose population size is rapidly declining and will become extinct if the trend continues endangered species
Species that is likely to become endangered. threatened species
no longer present anywhere in the world; could be biotic or abiotic. global extinction
permanent elimination of a species from earth; irreversible loss species extinction
the loss of living space due to human activity or catastrophic events habitat loss
plants and animals that have migrated to places where they are not native invasive species
An increase in population over a period of time population growth
Release of harmful materials into the environment pollution
the use or extraction of a resource until it is depleted over exploitation
The process of making new products from materials that were used in another product. recycle
using a resource over and over in the same form reuse
to use less of something reduce
a piece of land where waste materials are dumped dump
A low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil. landfill
A measure of how much an individual consumes, expressed in area of land by soil. ecological footprint
All the different populations that live together in an area community
a community of organisms and their abiotic environment ecosystem
Habitat Destruction, Invasive Species, Population, Pollution, Overharvesting HIPPO

Aquatic Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

Ecology Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

large geographical region that contains similar ecosystems. Biome
a group of members of the same species that live in a particular area. population
made up of populations of different species that live and interact in an area. Community
all living parts of the ecosystem. Biotic Factors
taking responsibility for managing & protecting the environment. Stewardship
the part of the planet where life exist. Biosphere
a group of similar organisms. Species
all living things & non- living things on earth & their interactions with one Environment
the layer of gasses that surrounds the earth. Atmosphere
a group of individual parts that work as a whole to accomplish a task. System
the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment. Ecology
all the non living factors (physical things) Abiotic
populations of living organisms continue to interact and reproduce or survives & works well overtime. sustainability
a place or environment where an organism lives. Habitat
a complex self regulating system which living things interact with non living things. Ecosystem
the earth's solid outer layer. Lithosphere
all the different types of organisms in an area. Biodiversity
all water on the earth. Hydrosphere
the role that a given species plays in its environment. Niche
to look at the whole picture everything is considered Holistic Approach

Ecology Crossword for Science

Type
Crossword
Description

Non living factors in an environment. Abiotic
Things having been changed to help the creature survive or better change to its habitat/situation. Adaptation
Opposite of descendant. Ancestor
One of the five Kingdoms, not plants, fungi, prokaryotes or the eukaryotes. Animalia
Living organism which feeds mainly on living matter. Can be domesticated. Animal
An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean. Arachnids are also classed under this. Arthropod
The standard amount of something that is taken as 'normal' / usual. Average
The type of adaptation involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour. Behavioural
Variety of plant and animal life in the world/particular habitat, a high level being considered important. Biodiversity
Relating to the living organism/factors in the environment. Biotic
Meat eater. Carnivore
Something that is the main ingredient in making plant cell walls. Cellulose
Series of questions and instructions to help identify an unknown object/organism. Classification Key
All the living organisms in a certain area. Community
Organisms that get their energy by eating other living organisms. Consumer
Organisms that feed on dead plant and animal materials that help them to decay. Decomposer
An animal that feeds on dead organic material. Detritivore
Opposite of nocturnal; sleeping during the day. Diurnal
The role and position a species has in its environment, how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, and how it reproduces also the Abiotic and Biotic factors. Ecological Niche
A graphical model that illustrates the flow of energy through different forms of life in an ecosystem. Ecological Pyramid
The branch of biology which deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Ecology
Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment in which they live. Ecosystem
Internal skeleton. Endoskeleton
Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives/operates. Environment
The type of substance Rennet is. Enzyme
An educated guess/roughly calculated. Estimate
Organism with membranes around the organelles, also having a nucleus. Eukaryote
Over the years, having developed and grown/changes. eg. Monkey to man. Evolution
External skeleton. Exoskeleton
Type of variable. Something that can change and influence the result. Factor
The number of Kingdoms. Five
The show of energy transfer through interacting organisms, the feeding relationship between all the biotic components. Food Chain
Shows all the interlinked chains/connections of food. Food Web