sp00u1vocab - CORAL REEFS Vocabulary biodiversity diversity...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PROJECT OCEANOGRAPHY SPRING 2000 42 CORAL REEFS Vocabulary biodiversity: diversity of plant and animal species in an environment calcium carbonate: a compound (CaCO 3 ) found in nature, used by animals to make shells and used by humans to make lime and cement carbon dioxide: a heavy, colorless, odorless gas (CO 2 ), is formed from burning of fossil fuels and animal respiration carbohydrates: compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen (in form of sugar, starches and fats). Most are formed by green plants. chlorofluorocarbons: derivatives of methane; contain chlorine and fluorine, and are used as aerosol propellants coral bleaching: the result on corals when they are forced by environmental factors to expel their symbiotic algae. They lose color, and often die. Deep Worker: a small submersible used by the Sustainable Seas Expedition to explore ocean depths. dinoflagellate: marine plankton that include luminescent forms and forms causing red tide dredging: the action of removing earth
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 2

sp00u1vocab - CORAL REEFS Vocabulary biodiversity diversity...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online