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tiny, free-floating, weakly swimming organisms that occur in aquatic enviornments(p107)
tiny animals that form part of the plankton(107)
Wetlands formed where rivers meet the ocean(p108)
Mangrove Swamp
coastal wetland dominated by mangroves, salt-tolerant woody plants(p108)
Photic zone
well lit upper layer of the oceans
prominent horizontal banding of organisms that live in a particular habitat(p110)
Kelp forest
coastal ocean community named for its dominant organism-kelp(p110)
organisms that live attached to or near the ocean floor(p112)
Population of algae and other small, photosynthetic organisms found near the surface of the ocean and forming part of plankton
ecosystem in which water either covers the soil, or is present at or near the surface of the soil for at least part of the year(p107)
Particals of organic material that provide food for organisms at the base of an estuary's food web(p108)
Salt marsh
Temperate-zone estuary dominated by salt-tolerant grasses above the low-tide line and by seagrasses under water(p108)
Aphotic zone
Permanently dark layer of the oceans below the photic zone(p109)
Coastal ocean
marine zone that extends from the low-tide mark to the end of the continental shelf(p110)
Coral Reef
diverse and productive environment named for the coral animals that makes up its primary structure(p111)