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Ch. 23 Sect. 1 Vocab

Australia, the Pacific Realm & Antarctica Geography & History

TermDefinition
coral reef a rock-like structure built by layers of coral organisms
atoll a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands made of coral
indigenous native to the area in which something is found
marsupial a mammal whose females carry their babies in a pouch
invasive species non-native plants or animals introduced to a new area, intentionally or unintentionally, that disturb habitats of native life forms
extinct completely gone, such as a species of animal or plant
feral wild, having gone wild after it was once domesticated
hotspot an unusually hot part of Earth's mantle
coral island an island created by a gradual buildup of coral skeletons
marine sea-based
exoskeleton a hard external covering that protects corals and other sea animals
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