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  Seaweek 2005 - Save Our Sharks - Student Info sheet    
Student Information Sheets - Glossary
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All words in bold in the Information Sheets text are words that can be found in the glossary.

  • Tail stock or tail wrist : The part of the body immediately before the actual tail.
  • Temperate : Mild climates with cold winters and warm summers. The temperate zones of the ocean have a range of mild temperatures, warming up in summer and cooling down in winter.
  • A to D
  • E to N
  • O to S
  • T to Z
  • Tendons: Thick, white tissue that connects cartilage to bone.
  • Thunderheads : large storm clouds.
  • Trawling : Using a large net, weighted down, to scrape along the sea floor and catch everything.
  • Tropical : Climates with hot, wet summers and warm, dry winters. The tropical zones of the ocean always have warm water.
  • Uterus : The sac inside female animals, in which babies develop.
  • Uterine : Of the uterus.
  • Venom: Poison.
  • Venomous: Poisonous.
  • Vertebrae : The segments forming the spine in vertebrates (plural; vertebra is singular).
  • Vertebrates : A nimals with a backbone.


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