Key Vocabulary Terms
Review these key terms from Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Virtual Coastal Classroom Lesson to help you find the answers and unlock our favorite photos and gifs of Geo Jr!
Biodegrade: to be naturally decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.
Carapace: a bony plate covering the back or part of the back of an animal (such as a turtle or crab)
Debris: scattered pieces of waste or remains; can be discarded natural or synthetic trash items
Disposable: intended to be used once, or until no longer useful, and then thrown away.
Entangled: became twisted together with or caught in an object
Microplastics: small plastic pieces of plastic material less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life.
Pigments: the natural coloring matter of animal or plant tissue.
Plastic: a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.
Prey: an animal taken by another animal as food
Rehabilitation: restoration especially by therapeutic means to an improved condition of physical function
Species: a class of individuals having common attributes and designated by a common name