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Ecosystems Review

adaptation a structure or behavior that helps an organism survive
mimicry when one living thing imitates another in color or shape
consumer an organism that eats other organisms
hibernation to go into a deep sleep
producer an organism that makes its own food
decomposer an organism that breaks down dead plant and animal material into soil
food chain shows how energy passes from one organism to another in an ecosystem
migrate moving from one place to another
climate typical weather conditions in an area
herbivore a consumer that eats only plants
omnivore a consumer that eats both plants and animals
food web where food chains are linked together to show how energy is passed through an ecosystem
ocean the largest ecosystem; it covers 70-75% of the world
wetlands most of it's soil is covered by water; usually close to lakes, ponds, rivers
tropical rainforest hot and damp environment, many trees, has more kinds of living things than any other land ecosystem
temperate forest has different seasons, mainly located in North America, Europe, and Asia.
camouflage blending into the environment
blubber a thick layer of fat under the skin
shallow waters where most ocean animals live
ecosystem where living and non-living things that share an enviroment
Created by: elise_kramer