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Fresh Water

Fresh Water. FRESH WATER. BY KYLE, DILLON AND BIG STEVE. Prevalent Locations. Fresh water is located all over The planet geographically , but mainly in north America. Fact: 3% of the water on the earth is fresh water. What is a fresh water Biome.

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Fresh Water

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  2. Prevalent Locations Fresh water is located all over The planet geographically , but mainly in north America. Fact: 3% of the water on the earth is fresh water

  3. What is a fresh water Biome Fresh water biome’s are consist over rivers, lakes, pounds, wet lands. They consist of a low salt concentration usually less than 1%.Plants and Animals in freshwater areas are adapted to the low salt concentration, and would not be able to survive in areas that have high levels of salt concentration, For example Oceans.

  4. Different Types Of water Biomes Lakes and Pounds- The Regions of lakes and ponds can reach the size of a few square meters to a thousand square kilometers. These regions are scattered all around planet Earth. Many ponds are seasonal only lasting a couple of months before they dry up. Lakes can last for hundreds of years maybe more. Depending On the pond or lake they may have limited species Diversity, since they are mostly isolated from water sources such as rivers and oceans. Lakes and ponds are dived into three different zones, which are determined by the depth and distance from the shoreline.

  5. Rivers and Stream’s Stream and River Are body’s bodies of water that flow in one direction. Streams and rivers can be found everywhere around the world. They get started at the headwaters or starting point, which can be from springs, melting of snow, or waters from a lake. This flowing waters travel to the mouth of the river or stream, that moves to another water channel or the ocean. During the journey of water flow of the river or stream changes occurs during the journey to the source of the mouth. The water temperatures are cooler at the main source then at the mouth; the water is also clearer and has higher oxygen content. During the Middle of the stream or river the Width is increased, as do the animal life

  6. WetLands Wetlands are areas of non-moving water that maintain Aquatic plants, marshes, swamps, and bogs are all consider wet lands. Plant life has adapted to the very moist and humid conditions called hydrophytes, Hydrophytes are plant that grows only in water or very moist soil, these Include pond lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, and black spruce. Marsh plant also Include species such as cypress and gum. Wet lands are known to have the highest diversity of species out of all the ecosystems.

  7. Threats to Fresh water Biomes Threats to lakes and ponds are Biochemical waste that is harmful to the biome. The solution to this problem is to make sure we dispose any chemical waste properly and don’t pour anything down the drain. Throwing plastics or any litter can damage the Biome. The water gets dirty from all this waste which is bad for any species that live there which can cause extinction which can mess up the balance of the food chain causing major havoc to any living thing in that biome. Solutions to this problem are to make sure that we put anything wasteful in the trash and make sure that the water is clean.

  8. Climates in Freshwater Bioms Climates in ponds and lakes Well Depending on the location if we were to choose the fresh water in Miramichi during the winter times the water would start to freeze at below zero temperature causing Ice on the surface which animal life moves allot more slow do to low levels of oxygen. Around the spring the ice would melt making the oxygen levels high again for fish and other plant life such as algea.

  9. Animal and plants Adaption Animals in a fresh water biome adapt to there surroundings . Fish can some time camouflage them selves to the color of the rocks under the water to hide from other predators such as hawks, or fish that are bigger, they also adapt to the winter claimants, taking less oxygen. Plants adapt to the wet environment using the damp areas and the water to survive, such as lily's they grow at the very bottom of pounds but the leaf of the plant float’s on the surface takes in sunlight .

  10. Video: Fresh Water Biome

  11. Work citited • http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-freshwater-biome.htm • http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/freshwater.php • http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5330138/freshwater-biome-climate

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