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This coral reef in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area is a rich habitat for sea life.
Few creatures make the ice shelves of Antarctica their habitat.

A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by human, a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Abercrombie 66">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>A place where a living thing lives is its habitat. It is a place where it can find food, shelter, protection and mates for reproduction. It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds a species population.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

A habitat is made up of physical factors such as soil, moisture, range of temperature, and availability of light as well as biotic factors such as the availability of food and the presence of predators. A habitat is not necessarily a geographic area—for a parasitic organism it is the body of its host, part of the host's body such as the digestive tract, or a cell within the host's body.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

Habitat sections
Intro  Microhabitat  Monotypic habitat  See also  Notes and references  External links  

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