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					                    Fresh Water
              FRESH WATER

BY KYLE, DILLON AND BIG
         STEVE
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      Prevalent Locations


        Fresh water is located all over
The planet geographically , but mainly in north
                  America.

 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
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
 clean.
Climates in Freshwater Bioms
   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 .
Video: Fresh Water Biome
                Work citited
•   http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-
    freshwater-biome.htm
•   http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biom
    es/freshwater.php
•   http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5330138/fresh
    water-biome-climate

				
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