Manatee (n) – An aquatic mammal found in
tropical coastal waters.
Mangrove (n) – a tree that grow in
saltwater along coasts in tropical climates.
Man-made (adj) – made by people rather than nature.
Marine (adj) – of or relating to the sea.
Marsh (n) – a wetland that is mostly covered by grasses.
Melt (v) – to change from a solid to a liquid, usually by
heating the substance.
Meteorology (n) – the science of the atmosphere, especially
Mile (n) – a unit of length that is equal to 5,280 feet.
Mineral (n) – A naturally occurring,
substance with a specific chemical composition and characteristic
crystalline structure, color and hardness.
Mitigation (v) – 1.) restoring, replacing, or creating ecological habitats (usu. wetlands) in one area to compensate for loss of natural habitats in another area due to development.
Molecule (n) – the smallest particle of a compound that
contains all the characteristics of the compound.
Motting (adj) – marble-like pattern that occurs in soils where the water table fluctuates periodically.
Muck (n) – sediment that comes from dying plants and animals.
Mulch (n) – a layer of material (such as wood chips, straw and
leaves) that is put around plants to hold in moisture and prevent