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Animal Migration: Glossary

A

adjustments
to make a change based on need
aquatic
related to water

C

climates
weather over long periods of time or a trend in weather
constellations
stars that line up in a pattern recognizable to science and/or a population

D

detect
see or identify

E

elevational migration
animals that migrate up or down a mountain for food and shelter
extreme
excessive or more than expected

L

landscape
the arrangement of patterns in the land; trees and rocks that create a scene - often used to find location

M

migration
the movement of a group of animals from one place to another
migratory population
a group of animals that migrate together

N

navigation
to make a trip or to plan out a trip
nomadic migrants
animals which wander from place to place usually with the seasons

P

partial
part

R

represent
to be a sample
residents
a group that lives in a certain area

S

seasonal
related to a season
species
a group of animals related by scientific similarity
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