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Abiotic Factor

An abiotic factor is a non-living part of an ecosystem that shapes its environment. In a terrestrial ecosystem, examples might include temperature, light, and water. In a marine ecosystem, abiotic factors would include salinity and ocean currents. Abiotic and biotic factors work together to create a unique ecosystem.

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5, 6, 7, 8

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Biology, Earth science, Geology, Geography, Physical Geography

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