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Terms used in ecology (continued)


Community

In the figure below, we can see that in the sea there are several animals and various types of plants. And there are also very small beings - so small that they can only be seen with special devices like microscopes, which have special lenses that enlarge the image of the observed beings.

If we put a drop of seawater under the microscope, we will see a huge number of these little living things.

Think how many different organisms can be found in a garden: grass, rose bushes, worms, butterflies, beetles, ants, snails, thrush, lizards…

All living beings in a certain place and who maintain relations with one another form a community. The community of the sea below is composed of fish, algae, plants, microscopic beings, in short all the populations there.