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organism's capacity to grow or thrive when subjected to an unfavorable environmental factor
climate within a small area that differs significantly from the climate of the surrounding area
algae and other small, photosynthetic organisms found near the surface of the ocean and forming parts of plankton
ecosystem in which water either covers the soil or is present at or near the surface of the soil for at least part of the year
particles of organic matter that provide food for organisms at the base of an estuary's food web
temperate-zone estuary dominated by salt-tolerant grasses above the low-tide line and by seagrasses under water
diverse and productive environment named for the coral animals that make up its primary structure
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