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What is an area where land and water meet?



wetland


Species that are gone forever are said to be ______.


extinct


What grows in areas where winters are cold and summers are hot?

deciduous forest


Ecosystems that cover large areas of land are called ____.



biomes


What ecosystem occurs where the ocean meets the land?



shoreline

A biome with long, cold winters, coniferous trees, low-growing mosses and lichens is called___________.



taiga

What are species that are in danger of becoming extinct (no longer living) called?


endangered

Which biome has the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem?


Tropical Rain Forest

Do the biotic and abiotic area together determine the area's ecosytem?


Yes

A biome with frozen subsoil year round, long, cold winter, cool summers, and little precipitation is called
_____________.


tundra

What is a large amount of different life forms called?


biodiversity
True or False


About 97% of the Earth's water is fresh.

False



What is the biggest threat to biodiversity?


habitat destruction

Does the amount of salt in ocean water stay the same throughout all saltwater ecosystems?


No

The biodiversity of an ecosystem depends on what three major factors?

1. its size
2. its terrain
3. its latitude

A biome with cold winters, warm wet summers, and leaves falling off trees in autumn is called______________.


deciduous forest


A biome with heavy rainfall and a warm climate year round is called the _____________.



tropical rain forest
True or False

Fast-moving water holds more oxygen than slow-moving water.


True


What is the basis of the food chain in the ocean?


plankton
True or False

The underwater ecosytems of rivers vary(are different from each other)a great deal.


True
True or False

Wetlands include marshes, swamps, and bogs.


True


A biome with wide-open fields of grass is called__________.



grasslands

A biome with temperatures that can be hot or cold with very little precipitation is called ________________.


desert