Chapter 34

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Term  
Definition

copra

dried meat of a coconut

diatom

plankton that live in cold ocean water

El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)

a seasonal weather event that can cause droughts in Australia and powerful cyclones in the South Pacific

food web

the interlinking chains of predators and their food sources in an ecosystem

grazier

person who raises sheep or cattle

introduced species

plants and animals placed in areas other than their native habitat

marsupial

mammal whose offspring mature in a pouch on the mother's abdomen

ozone layer

atmospheric layer with protective gases that prevents solar rays from reaching the earth's surface

station

Australian term for an outlying ranch or large farm