Biomes And Aquatic Ecosystems Question Preview (ID: 37030)


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A habitat in which the fresh water of a river meets the salt water of the ocean.
a) permafrost
b) estuary
c) tundra
d) biome

Soil that is frozen all year.
a) estuary
b) permafrost
c) canopy
d) understory

An extremely cold, dry biome.
a) desert
b) savanna
c) tundra
d) grassland

A tree that sheds its leaves and grows new ones each year.
a) deciduous tree
b) coniferous tree
c)
d)

A tree that produces its seeds in cones and that has needle-shaped leaves.
a) deciduous tree
b) coniferous tree
c)
d)

A grassland close to the equator that receives as much as 120 centimeters of rain per year.
a) grassland
b) savanna
c) tundra
d) desert

An area populated by grasses and other nonwoody plants. Precipitation is usually 25-75 centimeters per year.
a) grassland
b) tundra
c) desert
d) neritic zone

An area that receives less than 25 centimeters of precipitation per year.
a) tundra
b) estuary
c) desert
d) grassland

A leafy roof formed by tall trees.
a) savanna
b) understory
c) biome
d) canopy

A layer of shorter plants that grow in the shade of a forest canopy.
a) canopy
b) understory
c) savanna
d) tundra

A group of land ecosystems with similar climates and organisms.
a) biome
b) canopy
c) understory
d) desert

The area between the highest high-tide line and lowest low-tide line.
a) intertidal zone
b) neritic zone
c) desert
d) tundra

The region of shallow ocean water over the continental shelf.
a) tundra
b) estuary
c) intertidal zone
d) neritic zone

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