Chapter 32

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Definition

artesian well

wells from which pressurized water flows to the surface, are too salty for humans or crops, and ranchers use it to water livestock

atoll

ring-shaped island formed by coral building up along the rim of an underwater volcano

coral

limestone deposits formed from the skeletons of tiny sea creatures

crevasse

huge, deep crack that forms in thick ice or snow

doldrums

a frequently windless area near the equator

krill

tiny shrimplike sea animals that live in cold Antarctic oceans

lagoon

shallow pool of water at the center of an atoll

lichen

sturdy small plants that grow like a crust on rocks or tree trunks

manuka

small shrubs that grow in plateau regions of New Zealand

typhoon

a violent tropical storm that forms in the Pacific Ocean, usually in late summer

wattle

woven framework made from acacia saplings by early Australian settlers to build homes