Coastal Plains

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COASTAL PLAINS
By: Quinn Manford
COASTAL PLAINS LAYOUT
A region is usually named for its landscape.
Georgia’s Coastal Plain is a low flat region of
sandy dirt and well drained, gently rolling hills
and poorly drained flat lands. The bottom of the
Coastal Plains have marshes and swamps and
the coast. The top of the Coastal Plains has dry
and sandy areas like a desert.
WHERE IS IT?
The Coastal Plain makes up the southern half of
Georgia. Its right under the Piedmont and next
to the Atlantic ocean. The Coastal Plains are in
the southern corner of Georgia. Its connected
with the Marsh & Swamps and the Coast. The
Coastal Plain is split into groups the Upper
Coastal Pain and the Lower Coastal Plain.
WONDERING WHAT
ANIMALS ARE IN THE
COASTAL PLAINS?
The animals that live in the Coastal
Plains are armadillos, deer, wild
boar, and Eastern Diamondback
Rattlesnake. Some other animals
that live in the Coastal Plains are
the Bobwhite Quail, Wild Turkey,
Whitetail Deer, Bachman’s
Sparrow, and the Fox Squirrel. The
most common animal in the
Coastal Plain is the Whitetailed
Deer. The Coastal Plain has tons of
rare animals but the rarest is the
Pure White Deer. The Pure White
Deer is a albino which means the
deer is all white.
WHAT PLANTS GROW IN THE COASTAL PLAINS?
Peanut and Cotton are grown for crops in the
Coastal Plains of Georgia. Live Oak tree’s grow
there too. Long Leaf Pines grow there too and
are used for shelter for small animals like
chipmunks, squirrels, and rats. The Pine Tree is
the most common plant in the Coastal Plains.
Wiregrass grows quickly after a forest fire.
Some birds nest in wiregrass.
WHAT'S THE COASTAL PLAINS MADE OF?
The Coastal Plains is made up of gritty and sandy
dirt. The dirt is very irritating to humans and
dogs, cats, and other animals with fur. If you
were to put the dirt in water it would get strong
and durable. A long time ago the Coastal Plains
was made of mostly rock and sand. When our
world was created the Coastal Plain was all
underwater.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE 1,000 YEARS AGO?
1,000 years ago there where geysers. Geysers
are a natural hot springs that throws out a
spray of steam and water. The geysers are so
hot that it can roast a chicken in seconds.
There where also dinosaurs. Paleontologists
found all kinds of dinosaurs like T-rex, and the
Megladon.
DOES THE COASTAL PLAINS HAVE FOREIGN AND
RARE PLANTS?
Foreign means from another country. The foreign
plant is called Kudzu. The Kudzu plant comes
from Asia. The Kudzu plant is a invasive plant.
Invasive plants choke out native plants that
grow in the Coastal Plains naturally. The rare
plant is called Plumleaf Azaleas. Plumleaf
Azaleas are endemic to the Coastal Plains. They
don’t grow naturally any where else in the
world! One other rare plant is the Pitcher Plant.
The Pitcher Plant eat insects.
WETLANDS OF THE COASTAL PLAINS
Slow rivers wind through the Coastal Plains. Frogs
and crayfish breed in the wetlands. A wetland is
land that is covered in water all or part of the
time. Georgia’s blind cave salamanders live
underground. They live only in small parts of
Georgia and Florida. Mussels and snails dig
underground into riverbeds. These animals are
very sensitive to pollution. Some animals are
extinct because pollution.
DANGERS OF THE COASTAL PLAINS
Oil spills are the number one thing that is
dangerous to the Coastal Plains. The oil will
wash up on shore and will stick to animals. The
oil will kill almost every thing in its path.
Another thing that is dangerous to the Coastal
Plains is pollution. Pollution has made many
animals in the Coastal Plains extinct.
COOL FACTS ABOUT THE COASTAL PLAINS
Did you know that the Coastal Plains have rare minerals
too? One rare mineral is Hematite. Hematite makes the
dirt and rock turn red. Some think its red clay. Do you
like soda? Well if you do did you know that the soda can
is made from a mineral called Bauxite . When they mine
out the Bauxite they turn it into aluminum. Forest fires
happen in the summer mostly. Forest fires aren’t really
dangerous to animals because the Gopher turtle. The
Gopher turtle can smell when a forest fire will come so
he'll go in his borrow and other animals will go in with
the Gopher turtle. Then when the Gopher turtle senses
the fire is over he’ll go out and the animals will go with
him.
THE CLIMATE OF THE COASTAL PLAINS
The climate of the Coastal Plains is different . The
upper Coastal Plains is humid and very sunny
and hot sometimes the sand is so hot its
unbearable to touch. The lower Coastal Plains
is very moist and wet with its swamps and
marshes. It can get so watery that the marshes
and swamps are overflowed with there water.
THE COASTAL PLAINS IS KNOWN FOR…
The Coastal Plains is known for its beach and
sandy shores. It is one of the most popular
regions in Georgia. Its also known for its good
food and drinks. The minerals are also good
there. The Coastal Plains have deep and steep
canyons that have lots of good mining places
too.
THE COASTAL PLAINS WATER SOURCES
The water sources of the Coastal Plains is the
beach. The Coastal Plains also have tons of
marshes and swamps. Also has a very small
amount of ponds, lakes, and rivers. The
Savannah river is one of the big site-seeing
spots with its history
HOPE YOU ENJOYED
You can
go to the
Coastal
Plains any
time. The
Coastal
Plains are
always
hoping for
more
company.
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