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Beach
Beach


 

Bay (n) – a small area of sea or ocean that is partially enclosed by land.

Beach (n) – the sandy area of the shore of a lake or ocean.

Bedrock (n) – the solid rock under the surface layer (such as soil or sand) of the Earth.

Biogeochemical (adj) - refers to the recycling chemistry between plants, animals and the earth’s sediments.

Biology (n) - the science of life and living organisms.

Biome (n) - a complex of ecological communities characterized by distinctive vegetation and climate.

Biomass (n) – a renewable source of energy that comes from burning wood, garbage, plants and animal waste.

Bioremediation (v) - the use of microorganisms and/or plants to decontaminate polluted water and soil.

Biosphere (n) - the part of the world in which life can exist.

Bog (n) – a wetland that is mostly covered with decomposing plants and other organic material.

Brackish water (n) – a mixture of fresh water and salt water.