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Unit 11

Under the Pacific Realm

1. Adaptation Process of adjusting to the surrounding conditions.
2. Modification Process of changing the environment.
3. Continental Island Island formed by tectonic plate movement that causes the rising and folding of the ocean floor.
4. Continental Shelf A portion of a continental that is submerged under the ocean and gradually slopes away from the continent.
5. Barrier Islands Islands formed by sand deposited by sea currents on the continental shelf.
6. Atoll A circular shaped island that has formed from a coral reef.
7. Ozone Gaseous layer around the Earth’s atmosphere that blocks harmful rays from the sun
8. Outback Arid inlands areas of the Australian continent.
9. Aboriginal An adjective that describes anyone from an indigenous group anywhere in the world.
Created by: jrichter