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