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Biodiversity Changes

TermDefinition
What does Photosynthetic mean? Describes organisms that can use carbon dioxide and energy from sunlight to produce oxygen.
What does GFP stand for? Green Fluorescent Protein
What does extinct mean? Describes a species that has completely died out.
How do oceans play a critical role in regulating Earth's climates and weathers? Absorbing and releasing heat energy
What are two ways we depend on Earths oceans? To transport goods and products, also to find mineral.
What are estuaries? Coastal water bodies that recieve river flow and open into the ocean
Human ____ have modified Earth's ocean systems in many way and with various consequences. Activities
What is going on with water pollution? Water pollution is dumping wastes into sewers or rivers that empty into the ocean.
What is overharvesting? Harvesting a resource at an unsustainable level.
______ ____ are human-made underwater structures that promote marine life by providing surfaces for marine plants and animals to attach to on the ocean floor. Artificial Reefs
Invasive species are new organisms introduced to non-native ecosystems. Why could this be a bad thing? They disrupt the biodiversity & food webs by competing with or harming species native to that ecosystem.
_____ activities contribute to global warming. Burning ___ fuels releases greenhouse ___. These gases trap ___ on Earth's surface Human, fossil, gases, and heat
What does global warming mean? A trend of climate changed observed by scientist that shows average temperature on Earth
Created by: Ava B