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5.3 Extinction Vocab

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biodiversity
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.
endangered species
A species in danger of becoming extinct in the near future
evidence
data or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or not true.
Minerals
A solid inorganic substance of natural crystal that makes up rocks.
natural
created by nature
Nutrients
a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life - a living thing needs these in order to survive.
pollute
to contaminate, or put harmful things into air, water, or soil.
population
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
species
A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce offspring.
trace fossil
a fossil of a footprint, trail, burrow, or other trace of an animal rather than of the animal itself.