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  1. continental shelves
  2. pelagic realm
  3. chaparral
  4. westerlies
  5. temperate grasslands
  1. a A biome characterized by dense, spiny shrubs with tough evergreen leaves. The climate generally results from cool ocean currents circulating offshore which produce mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
  2. b Treeless grasslands found in regions with relatively cold winters and average between 25 and 75 cm of rainfall a year.
  3. c All open water in the ocean.
  4. d Submerged parts of continents.
  5. e Winds that blow from east to west in temperate zones.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Place where the ocean meets the land and the shore is pounded by waves during high tide and is exposed to sun and drying winds during low tide.
  2. The depth of light penetration, a maximum of 200 meters, in the ocean.
  3. Dry air that descends and spreads back toward the equator; these cooling winds dominate the equator.
  4. (Aka rainforest) These biomes occur in equatorial areas where the temperature is warm and the days are 11-12 hours long year-round. Rainfall is variable (200-400 cm per year) and the amount of organism diversity is extremely high.
  5. The significant environmental problem by which semiarid regions are converted to desert.

5 True/False questions

  1. savannaA biome that occurs where a freshwater stream or river merges with the ocean.


  2. coniferous forests(Aka deciduous forests/broadleaf forests) Biomes in midlatitude regions where the moisture is sufficient enough to support the growth of large trees. Temperatures range from very cold in the winter to hot in the summer, with average rainfall around 75 to 150 cm.


  3. prevailing windsMajor global air movements, resulting from the rising and falling of air masses and Earth's rotation.


  4. temperate forestsThe latitudes and the tropics and the Arctic Circle in the north and the Antarctic Circle in the south. They have seasonal variations in climate and more moderate temperatures than the tropics or polar zones.


  5. phytoplanktonMicroscopic algae and cyanobacteria that carry out photosynthesis in the photic zone.