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Ch 2 Islands Oceania

Ch 2 The Islands of Oceania

TermDefinition
Coral Very, very small sea animals that have died and been pressed together under the ocean
Typhoon A powerful wind storm
Atoll A coral reef surrounding a lagoon
Reef Formed when new coral builds on the top of old coral
Phosphate A material used to make fertilizer
Lagoon The shallow water between a reef and the land
Water criteria for Reef Building Coral Warm, Shallow, Clear, Salt water
Raised Coral Island Atoll that has been raised forming an island
Limestone Man type of rock of coral islands
Volcanic Island Steep island built by a volcano in the ocean
Continental Island island that used to be a part of a larger land mass
Closer a Pacific island is to Asia, the more plants and animals it will have True
An atoll can support few people than volcanic island and continental islands True
Plants get to islands by People, Birds, Wind, Waves
Reef islands have many mountains, rivers , and waterfalls. False
The Hawaiian Islands are located where the Earth's plates meet. False
Volcanic islands can support more people than continental islands False
Created by: MrsJM