The wetlands

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Local pondsLocal ponds are great homes for animals like beavers and crocodiles. There are aquatic plants and animals that live there. They are smaller than a lake that is either natural or artifical. There are other ponds like water gardens with koi ponds are designed for aeshetic ornamentation.

The wetlands

SloughsSloughs are usually like a swamp or shallow lake and a large body of water. Stagrant is what the water tends to be and may flow on a seasonal basis slowly. They have a very soft soggy ground. Finn is an example of a slough.

Facts aboutSnapping tortoises:-Their hard shells give them protection which is the most unique feature.-They are 9 1/2 -14 1/2 in length and weigh 8-15 pounds typically. -Their front legs and back help them dig in the ground to burrow their eggs in a hole.

Did you know that my life span is about 40-60 average but 100 in captivity?

MarshMarshs could be found in lakes and streams at the corner to form a transition between terrestrial and aquatic ecsystem. They are often dominated by reed, rushes and grasses which is formed of vegetation. It is shallow and filled with liles.

BogsBogs has cool climate tempertures. It is a body of water and is shallow. There are lots of moss and plants but has not much oxygen. Not much animals live there because it has low water. Lots of insects can hear you.

FenA fen is formed with pea-forming wetland that collects nutrients and is different from bogs because they have high nutrient levels and is less acidic. All the space is covered in water and is low.

Life cycle of an golpher turtle




Grown turtle

Life cycle of a cattail



Adult cattail

What negative effect does the humans do to the wetlands?We negativly disturb the wetlands by having a lot of construction around that area that cause a big impact on the wetlands. The direct impact is when they fill grade, remove the vegatation, construction that changes the drainage patterns and water levels. People are destroying the habitats of many wetland animals. The wetland animals would get endangered like plants and fish.If the wetlands are destroyed, what effect does it have on our world?We would have a big effect like we would not have the clean water and cause a flood in our oceans, lakes, and river. The plants wouldn't be able to catch the dirt or mud and we would have a big disaster! We wouldn't have producers, decomposers, and consumers. There wouldn't have any animals living because they have nothing to eat. Humans and plants wouldn't survive too.What can we do to protect the wetlands?We could have wetland conservations to help protect wetlands. They will help keep the wetlands protected by people who should be willing to join to care about wetland. Everything is needed to make us have clear water and without it, we would not have clean water. People have sites, reserves,a dns parks without people littering in the water. Everyon shouldn't fish alot because some species might get endangered. When people are watching they, should not step on the plants.

Producer:Like cattail plants, cardimal water lilies, water weeds organisms produce their own food.Consumer:Alof of different animals that eat each other ro survive like the common loon eats bass and bullfrogs eat mayfly.Decomposer:Fungus and bacteria are orginisms that break organic waste and cleans any dead materials.

Facts of otters:-Otter use their whiskers to find prey when they are obstuction and hunting while swimming.-They have a very diasagreeable smell from their pair of anal glands, when disturbed or threatened by other pretators.-Giant otters can swin at the speed of 14.4kph (9mph).


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