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Chapter 7 Vocabulary Aquatic Science
1.Confined,- restricted in area or volume; cramped.
2. Endangered,- seriously at risk of extinction.
3. Extinction- the fact or process of a species, family, or other group of animals or plants becoming
4. Impermeable- not allowing fluid to pass through.
5. Karst- topography formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and
6. Permeable- allowing liquids or gases to pass through it.
7.Recharge- restore an electric charge to (a battery or a battery-operated device) by connecting it to
a device that draws power from another source of electricity.
8.Recharge Zone- The recharge zone is the area where surface water seeps through limestone
karst into the aquifer.
9. Threatened- state one's intention to take hostile action against someone in retribution for
something done or not done.
10. Unconfined- not confined to a limited space.
11.Aquifer- a body of permeable rock which can contain or transmit groundwater.
12. Competition- the activity or condition of competing.
13. Contaminants- a polluting or poisonous substance that makes something impure.
14.Ecologist- an expert in or student of ecology.
15. Ecology- the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to
their physical surroundings.
16. External Stimuli- In physiology, a stimulus is a detectable change in the physical or chemical
structure of an organism's internal or external environment.
17.Groundwater- water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
18. Habitat- the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
19. Headwater- a tributary stream of a river close to or forming part of its source.
20.Herpetologist- the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians.
21.Invasion- an instance of invading a country or region with an armed force.
22. Nonrenewable- not able to be renewed.
23 Recovery- a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
24.Runoff- a further competition, election, race, etc., after a tie or inconclusive result.
25 Spring- one of the four temperate seasons, succeeding winter and preceding summer.
26.Status- the relative social, professional, or other standing of someone or something.
27. Structures- the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something
28.Taxonomy- the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms;