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Solutions for Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions | 17th Edition

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 17. Since 10 problems in chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity have been answered, more than 7958 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 8: Aquatic Biodiversity includes 10 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Anemometer

    An instrument used to determine wind speed.

  • Asteroids

    Thousands of small planetlike bodies, ranging in size from a few hundred kilometers to less than a kilometer, whose orbits lie mainly between those of Mars and Jupiter.

  • Backswamp

    A poorly drained area on a floodplain that results when natural levees are present.

  • Brittle deformation

    Deformation that involves the fracturing of rock. Associated with rocks near the surface.

  • Cenozoic era

    A span on the geologic time scale beginning about 65 million years ago following the Mesozoic era.

  • Cross-cutting

    A principle of relative dating. A rock or fault is younger than any rock (or fault) through which it cuts.

  • Deep-ocean trench

    See Trench.

  • Dry climate

    A climate in which yearly precipitation is not as great as the potential loss of water by evaporation.

  • Echo sounder

    An instrument used to determine the depth of water by measuring the time interval between emission of a sound signal and the return of its echo from the bottom.

  • Fossil succession

    Fossil organisms that succeed one another in a definite and determinable order, and any time period can be recognized by its fossil content.

  • Hot spring

    A spring in which the water is 6–9° C (10–15° F) warmer than the mean annual air temperature of its locality.

  • Land breeze

    A local wind blowing from land toward the water during the night in coastal areas.

  • Magnitude (stellar)

    A number given to a celestial object to express its relative brightness.

  • Numerical date

    Date that specifies the actual number of years that have passed since an event occurred.

  • Offshore zone

    The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.

  • Population I

    Stars rich in atoms heavier than helium. Nearly always relatively young stars found in the disk of the galaxy.

  • Primary (P) wave

    A type of seismic wave that involves alternating compression and expansion of the material through which it passes.

  • Snow

    A solid form of precipitation produced by sublimination of water vapor.

  • Spring tide

    Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.

  • Zooplankton

    Animal plankton.