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Feeds off of rotting matter
Decomposer
What a coral reef is made of
skeletons of corals
Group of living things and their environment
ecosystem
The amount of salt in something
salinity
Makes their own food
producers
near-shore zone
starts at the low tide mark and goes out into the ocean
one thing damaging coral reefs
anchors
intertidal zone
narrow strip of land that is covered with water drung high tides and exposed during low tides.
A group of the same species living in the same area
population
This word means a role
niche
open-ocean zone
deepest part of the ocean
Changes over time that balance out
stability
A variety of plants and animals
Diversity
The ecosystem that has the most plant and animal life
tropical rainforest
Eats other living things
consumer
The average weather of a place over a long period of time
climate