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f01u2vocab - Habitat-an area or environment in which an...

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Unit Two Reef Fish Management Project Oceanography Fall 2001 38 Snapper Vocabulary Adaptation -characteristic that allows an organism to live in its environment Conservation -the protection of natural resources from loss or depletion Crustacean -a class of aquatic arthropods having segmented bodies with a hard outer shell; these include lobsters, crabs, and shrimp Demersal -(of marine life) persisting at the lowest ocean layers, the ocean bottom Embryo -an organism in its early stages of development Estuary -a semi-enclosed body of water that has a free connection with the open sea and within which seawater is diluted with freshwater from land drainage
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Unformatted text preview: Habitat-an area or environment in which an organism normally lives or occurs Larva-newly hatched, wingless, often wormlike form of many insects Otolith-earstone Pelagic-of or pertaining to the open seas or oceans; living at or near the surface of the open seas Predator-any animal that hunts for food Recruit-period in snapper life history when the larvae settle to the bottom Species-a group of closely related organisms that can interbreed Spawning-the laying of eggs by aquatic animals Specimen-sample; an individual representative of the whole group...
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