Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/29

Click to flip

29 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
artesian wells
wells from which pressurized water flows to the surface, it is to salty for humans or crops
coral
limestone skeletons of tiny sea animals
Oceania
thousands of islands differing in size and extending across millions of square miles of the Pacific Ocean
atolls
ring-shaped islands formed by the buildup of coral reefs on the rim of submerged volcanoes
lagoons
shallow pools of clear water, usually only rise a few feet above sea level.
krill
shrimplike animal eaten by some whales plentiful, protein-rich food could someday lessen hunger
wattle
strong, interwoven framework used for building homes.
doldrums
occupies a narrow band near the Equator where opposing ocean currents meet
typhoons
violent storms forceful winds and heavy storms
Manuka
small shrub, carpet where prehistoric volcanic eruptions destroyed ancient forests
lichens
tiny sturdy plants survive by remaining dormant for long periods and instantly photosynthesize during brief periods of milder weather
crevasses
cracks and breaks in the ice
Strine
Australian English Language
Pidgin English
blend of English and an indigenous language
clans
family groups , traveled together within their ancestral territories carrying only baskets, bowls, spears and sticks for digging
boomerang
heavy throwing stick that soars or curves in flight used for hunting
Trust territories
were dependent areas that the United Nations placed under the temporary control of a foreign country

Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia
dominion
largely self-governing country within the British Empire
subsistence farming
growing only enough for their own needs
fale
simple dwelling for sheltor with thatched roof and open sides for cooling
stations
gigantic ranches as large as 6,0000 square miles
graziers
New Zealand ranchers raise sheep, dairy cattle and red deer
copra
dried coconut meat
marsupials
mammals whose young must mature in a pouch after they are born
introduced species
hunting dog called the dingoes and other non native animals
food web
interlinking chains of predators and their food sources in an ecosystem.

pollution affects all kinds of marine life algae and plankton are important parts of food web
ozone layer
protective gases prevent harmful solar rays from reaching the earth's surface
El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
weather pattern
diatoms
plankton that flourish in cold ocean waters would die if temperatures rose