ecosystem

  

Definition

Self-sustaining community comprised of interdependent organisms (plants, insects, animals) and their natural environment. It provides the food chain through which energy flows, and the biological cycles that recycle essential nutrients and wastes.

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  • An octopus typically lives in rocks, coral, and burrows within an oceanic ecosystem due to the fact that it needs salt water to survive.

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  • Rainforest forestation causes the natural ecosystem to crumble, causing habitats to disappear, rendering several species of animals to be extinct.

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  • Our Earth is a fragile ecosystem with so much life depending on one another, it's sad that we don't treat it right and pollute and destroy it.

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