Wetlands

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Environmental Studies
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Wetlands

TypesOfWetlands

Marsh

Frogs

Snapping Turtle

Beaver

Bogs stores large amounts of carbon dioxide and are helping decrease global warming.Bogs also are very lacking in nutrients due to a 40cm layer of peat.

Marshes are nutrient rich wetlands with shallow slow moving or still water. Marshes are the most unique wetlands, and area habitat to many animals including

Bog

Muskrat

Red Fox

Ponds are permanetly wet wetlands, that can clean water using algae scrubbing.Ponds also have similar inhabitants of the marsh.

Wood Chuck

Crayfish

Ducks

Raccoon

Fen

Pond

Fens are nutrient poor wetlands with many reeds including rushes, sedges, moss, various grasses and more.

Slough

Sloughs are located on the edge of rivers or lakes they contain still water. Sloughs are also very related to swamps and ponds.

BuffleHead Life Cycle

ProducerAn organism that produces its own foodConsumerAn animal that eats producersDecomposera fungi that breaks down dead organisms

If to many wetlands are destroyed shoreline erosion could occuor in which up to 5ft deep of shore can be sucked straight into the ocean, and because of wetlands ablitiy to slow/stop floods the amount of floods will be increased, wetlands also provide habitat to animals that cannot live any where else destroying wetlands could lead to there extinction or endangerment

AdaptationsRiver otterThe river otter spends almost all its life sleeping buts there not as unsuspecting as you might think. The River Otter's wiskers can sense predators and obstructions while swimming.River otters release a foul scent from there anal glands to scare predators.Roseate Spoonbill's have spoon shaped beaks like no other birds.It hunts by swishing its bill underwater nerves on the spoonbill's bill tell the bird when to snap its mouth shut for prey.


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