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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
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