Aquatic Ecosystems

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Aquatic Ecosystems

Aquatic Ecosystems

Benthos:Benthos is the community of organisms which live on, in, or near the seabed, also known as the benthic zone.

Wetlands:A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally.

Nekton:Nekton refers to the aggregate of actively swimming aquatic organisms in a body of water (usually oceans or lakes)

Barrier Islands:A Barrier Islands is a coastal landform and a type of barrier system, are exceptionally flat and lumpy areas of sand, that are parallel to the mainland coast.

Littoral Zone:The littoral zone is the part of a sea, lake or river that is close to the shore.

Estuary:An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea

Mangroves:Mangroves are various types of trees up to medium height and shrubs,

Salt Marsh:A salt marsh is a coastal ecosystem in the upper coastal intertidal zone between land and open salt water or brackish water that is regularly flooded by the tides

Eutrophication:is ecosystem response to the addition of artificial or natural substances, such as nitrates and phosphates, through fertilizers or sewage, to an aquatic system.

Plankton: are any organisms that live in the water column and are incapable of swimming against a current.[

Coral reefs: are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals.

Benthic Zone:The benthic zone is the ecological region at the lowest level of a body of water such as an ocean or a lake, including the sediment surface and some sub-surface layers.


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