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Glossary Archipelago Atolls Lagoon Volcano Island Vegetation Beachhead Mountains Coral Reef Cove Cay Peninsula Islet 30 archipelago (ar kuh PEL uh goh ) — a body of water with a large number if islands atoll (A tol ) — a ring-shaped coral reef enclosing a shallow lagoon beachhead (BEECH hed ) — the part of the island shoreline washed by the tide or waves cay (KEE) — a small, low island composed mostly of coral or sand continental (KON tuh nuhnt uhl ) — related to or characteristics of a continent coral reef (KOR uhl reef) — an underwater mound or ridge that has hardened where living corals live cove (KOVE) — a small, sheltered area along a shoreline that curves in or is cut away endemic (en DEM ek ) — restricted to a specific area only island vegetation (EYE luhnd vej uh TAY shuhn ) — plants, grasses, and flowers that grow mostly on islands islet (ISS let ) — a very small and uninhabited island lagoon (luh GOON ) — an area of shallow water separated from the sea by a narrow strip of land mountain (MOUN tuhn) — a very tall and large piece of land oceanic (OH she an eek ) — of or related to the ocean peninsula (puh NIN suh luh ) — an area of land that sticks out and is almost completely surrounded by water temperate (TEM pur it ) — an area that has a mild climate, not too hot and not too cold tropical (TROP uh kuhl ) — related to an area that is hot and rainy volcano (vol KAY noh ) — a mountain with vents through which lava, steam, and ashes shoot out creating a mountain 31 Index animals 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 archipelago 15, 25, 26 arctic 6, 25 atoll 13 Caribbean 5, 7, 14 cay 14 continental island 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 coral reef 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 fish 13, 20, 24, 27 Florida Keys 14 Galapagos 26 Greenland 7, 9, 12, 21, 25 islet 9, 26, 30 key 14 lagoon 13 Madagascar 23 oceanic island 10, 11, 12, 13, 22 plants 22, 24, 25, 28, 29 polar 21, 22, 25, 27 reef 9, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 rifting 8, 11, 12 regions 25 temperate 21 tropical 6, 14, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25 Further Reading Morris, Neil & Ann.

Mayer, Cassie. Islands. Heinemann, 2006. Webster, Christine. Islands. Coughlan, 2005. com About the Author Thomas Sheehan lives, breathes, and teaches science in Maine. B. White’s Elements of Style for smoothing out the wrinkles, and the editors at The Bangor Daily News for discipline.

White’s Elements of Style for smoothing out the wrinkles, and the editors at The Bangor Daily News for discipline.

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