Type or paste a DOI name into the text box. Follow the link for more information. This coral reef in the Phoenix Islands Protected Handbook of deep-sea hydrothermal vent fauna PDF is a rich habitat for sea life. Few creatures make the ice shelves of Antarctica their habitat.
In ecology, a habitat is the type of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives. It is characterized by both physical and biological features. A species’ habitat is those places where it can find food, shelter, protection and mates for reproduction. Habitat types include polar, temperate, subtropical and tropical. The word « habitat » has been in use since about 1755 and derives from the Latin habitāre, to inhabit, from habēre, to have or to hold. Habitat can be defined as the natural environment of an organism, the type of place in which it is natural for it to live and grow.