knipp – ch. bay #7

a line that connects points of equal elevation (height)
contour line
T/F – contour lines far apart on a map mean a steep slope
false
a place where fresh and salt water mix
estuary
where most of the world’s freshwater is found.
ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica
Is more freshwater found underground or in lakes, streams and rivers?
underground
a rapid increase in algae population
algal bloom
two elements that make up most nutrients
nitrogen (N) & phosphorus (P)
chemical used to kill bacteria in watar
chlorine
each stop on the food chain
trophic level
group that eat producers
consumers
group that break down dead organisms
decomposers (i.e. – bacteria)
a fish that is a filter feeder and food source for rockfish and bluefish
menhaden
a pesticide used to kill mosquitoes
DDT
reason DDT was banned
caused osprey and eagle eggs to become brittle therefore breaking easily
name two filter feeders in the Bay.
oysters, mussels, clams, menhaden