A freshwater biome is a biome that has water that does not have a lot of salt in the water.
There are three different types of freshwater biomes,
When you look at a wetland biome, it is both water and land and that is why it has its name.
Some of the lands are under the water because of floods or because there is a lot of rain at that time.
The water that falls helps to protect and feed the plants that grow in this area. These plants are called aquatic plants.
Some wetlands are found near larger bodies of waters such as rivers or lakes and they can include swamps and marshes and they are very important for the environment.
The wetlands help to keep the area from flooding and it also helps to keep the water filtered.
There are many different plants and animals that live near these bodies of water.
Many of these animals include
Most of the plants that are found in the wetland either grow under the water or float on top of the water.
Some of the other plants can be trees and other plants that grow large out of the water.
Ponds and lakes have water that stands still and does not move or rotate. This is called a lentic ecosystem because of the water that stands still.
Lakes are usually found in four zones: benthic zone, euphotic zone, littoral zone, and limnetic zone.
The benthic zone is at the bottom of the lake, the euphotic zone is below the surface where some sunlight reaches, the littoral zone is close to the shore and where most of the plants grow, and the limnetic zone is far away from the shore and on the surface of the lake.
Freshwater ecosystems come in many sizes (large and small) and include rivers, ponds, lakes, springs, streams, and wetlands. The body of water can move like a river or stream or can be still (standing water) just like a pond.
The temperature of the lakes changes due to the seasons.
In the spring, most of the water stays at the same temperature, and then in the summer, the temperature on the surface is much warmer than at the bottom of the lake.
During the winter months, the temperature on the surface is much cooler than at the bottom, and in the fall, the temperature is usually the same all through the lake.
There are many different lakes that are located around the world. In the United States, there are the Great Lakes. These include Lake Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Lake Superior.
Other lakes include Lake Titicaca, Lake Baikal, the Caspian Sea, the Dead Sea, and Lake Victoria.
Like the ponds and lakes, the streams and rivers also have an ecosystem and it is called the logic.
This means that the water continuously flows and moves and rotates.
A stream and a river can come in different sizes, from a super small stream that just barely trickles down, to a river that can be miles and miles long.
There are a few things that decide if a freshwater biome is a stream and a river and this includes: chemistry, flow, light, and temperature.
The chemistry decides what kind of nutrients and soil are found in the river or stream.
The flow is important because it tells how strong the water will move and this can affect the way that animals and plants live.
The light helps plants that are closer to the sunlight to be able to grow because of photosynthesis.
The temperature impacts how plants and animals live in that area.
There are many species of animals and insects that live in the water and beside a freshwater biome. With the presence of freshwater, you’ll find a lot of various types of mammals in the area. Many of them rely on this water for drinking. Most lakes contain diverse species of plant and animal life.
Animals and insects that live around the river are usually:
The plants that are usually found in areas where the water flows slower and they include. Most plants would not survive in areas with salt concentration (for example the Ocean)
The Florida Everglades is the largest freshwater biome in the world. It’s made up of sawgrass marshes, coastal mangroves, and pine Flatwoods.
It’s the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is home to hundreds of different types of animals, including the American crocodile, the Florida panther, and numerous endangered species.
Every freshwater biome is unique and different simply because they have a varied range of plant species and animals that rely on them.
Many are in different climates and have a distinct variance in the amount of water they have.