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a group of chains or islands
archipelagos
a group of things next to each other
contiguous
variety within a group
diversity
people groups and other living things native to a region
indigenous
three regions of oceania
micronesia, polynesia, melanesia
australasia consists pincipally of _______ and ________
Australia and New Zealand
name the oceans surrounding the region
pacific, indian, tasman, timor, arafura, coral
deepest spot in the world:
mariana trench
the great dividing range is in ______
australia
there are actually two rivers in antarctica t/f
true
what island is not in oceania
bermuda
island formed from coral
atoll
sea invertebrate that helps create coral
polyp
lightweight, porous rock made of lava
pumice
better known islands in micronesia
states of M., guam, marshall islands, north. mariana islands, wake island, palau
better known islands in melanesia
papua new guinea, fiji, new caledonia, soloman islands
hawaii is also considered part of ________
polynesia
the only country that shares a border
papua new guinea
island that is home of moai
rapa nui
this area relies heavily on _____ to keep afloat
tourism
people native to australia
aborigine
removal of salt
desalination
region located between temperate and tropical climates
subtropical
referring to the activity within the earth that causes movements of the earth's outer layer or crust
tectonic
3 main landscapes of australia
great dividing range, western plateau, central lowlands
australia contains 95% of the worlds _______
opals
2 rivers in australia
darling, murray
great dividing range is in the ____ part of australia
eastern
what country was not considered part of gondwana
asia
original discoverers of new zealand were
polynesians
invertebrate similar to shrimp in size and shape
krill
formal agreement for rules of conduct between nations
protocol
an area of water between two bodies of land
sound
what mountain range splits antarctica in half
transantarctic
3 major ice shelves
larsen, flichner-ronne, ross
south pole first reached by
roald amundsen
What purpose does the Antarctic-Environmental Protocol serve?
keeps continent unspoiled, prohibits drilling or mining of minerals
lowest temp recorded at ______
vostek
lowest temp
-125 degrees f
3 plant types
lichen, algae, fungi