f01u1vocab - Unit One Hydrodynamics Hydrodynamic Vocabulary...

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Unit One Hydrodynamics Project Oceanography Fall 2001 22 Hydrodynamic Vocabulary Adaptions -characteristics that allow an organism to live in its environment Algae -aquatic photosynthetic organisms ranging from single-celled forms to the giant kelp Anemone -marine organism (related to the corals and jellyfish) with flexible cylindrical body and numerous tentacles Bay -a body of water partially enclosed by land but having a wide outlet to the sea Benthic -of or pertaining to the bottom; another word for bottom-benthos Biomass -the total mass of living matter within a given environmental area Calcium carbonate -a compound (CaCO 3 ) found in nature, used by animals to make shells and used by humans to make lime and cement Camouflage -blending in with the environment Chitin -tough protective substance found in insect exoskeletons and crustacean shells Clarity -quality or condition of being clear Colony -a group of the same kind of organism living or growing together Community -a group of plants and animals living and interacting with one another in a specific region Continental shelf -the area adjacent (next to) a continent or around an island, usually extending from the low-water line to the place at which the bottom depth
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