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Bio Exam 1

bio

TermDefinition
Zooxanthellae allows coral to photosynthesize
Purse seine method use big net that closes at the bottom to capture a school of fish
otter trawl drag long net across bottom of sea to capture fish on sea floor
long line long line with multiple hooks and bobbers
bycatch fish that get caught but are unwanted
marine reserve area where fishing is limited
skepticism dont believe what people tell you
reproductability any good experiment must be reproductable
halyphites have genes that contain water but keep salt out
environment circumstanes or conditions that surround an organism or group of organism; social and cultural conditions that affect an individual or community
environmental science the systematic study of our environment and out place in it
sustainability is a search for ecological stability and human progress that can last over the long term
sustainable development meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
epidemiology study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to the control of health problems
theory proposed explanations of how things work; based on observations; cumulative
statistics mathematical science pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation, or explanation, and presentation of data
salt marsh type of marsh that is a transitional intertidal between land and salty or brackish water. it is dominated by halophytic herbaceous plants
system a network of interdependent components and processes
state variable store resources such as energy, matter, or water
flows the pathways by which those resources move that flow into, through, and out of a system
homestasis tendency to remain more or less stable and unchanging over time
lipids store energy for cells and they provide the core of cell membranes and other structures
carbohydrates store energy and usually consists of long chains of simple sugars like glucose
proteins composed of amino acids folded into complex 3D shapes. Proteins provide structure for cells and are used for countless cell functions; help muscles
nucleotides complex molecules made of a 5 carbon sugar, one or more phosphate groups, and a nitrogen containing base; extremely important as sources of energy within cells; also form long chains called nucleic acids
hydrophilic love water
hydrophobic afraid of water
kinetic energy energy contained in moving objects
energy ability to do work such as moving matter over a distance or causing a heat transfer between two objects at different temperatures
hydrologic cycle path of water through our environment
biomass living weight
speciation the development of a new species
adaptation the acquisition of traits that allow a species to survive in its environment
natural selection process of better-selected individuals passing their traits to the next generation
ecological niche both the role played by a species in a biological community and the total set of environmental factors that determine a species distribution
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