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Australia, Oceania, & Antarctica Vocab. Coral Islands. An island created by a gradual buildup of coral skeletons. . Indigenous . Native to the area in which something is found. . Invasive species.

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coral islands
Coral Islands
  • An island created by a gradual buildup of coral skeletons.
indigenous
Indigenous
  • Native to the area in which something is found.
invasive species
Invasive species
  • Non-native plants or animals introduced to a new area, intentionally or unintentionally, that disturb habitats of native life forms.
coral reef
Coral Reef
  • Rock-like structure built by layers of coral organisms.
atoll
Atoll
  • A ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands made of coral.
ice shelf
Ice Shelf
  • A floating sheet of ice attached to a landmass.
linguist
Linguist
  • A language scientist
salinization
Salinization
  • the building up of salt in soil
assimilation
Assimilation
  • A process in which a minority group adopts the culture of the majority.
reserve
Reserve
  • Land set aside for native people.
marsupial
Marsupial
  • A mammal whose females carry their babies in a pouch.
artesian wells
Artesian wells

Artesian Groundwater

  • large reservoir of underground water

Artesian Wells

  • A well is drilled to access underground artesian water at a lower elevation so the water flows easily to the surface
antarctic treaty
Antarctic Treaty
  • 1959 agreement by 12 countries to use Antarctica for peaceful purposes and to share scientific discoveries.