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ch.7 voc

wetland areas where land is periodically underwater
plankton organisms that cannot swim against currents
nekton free swimming organisms
benthos bottom dwelling organisms
littoral zone a shallow zone in a freshwater habitat where light reaches the bottom and nurtures plants
benthic zone the bottom region of oceans and bodies of fresh water
eutrophication an increase in the amount of nutrients
estuary an area where fresh water from the river mixes with salt water from the ocean
salt marsh a maritime habitat characterized by plants that have adapted to continual periodic flooding
mangrove swamp a tropical or subtropical marine swamp that is characterized by the abundance of low to tall trees
barrier island a long ridge of sand or narrow island that lies parallel to the shore
coral reef a limestone ridge found in tropical climates and composed of coral fragments that are deposited around organic remains
Created by: comet96