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Freshwater and saltwater biomes

Freshwater and saltwater biomes

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  • Freshwater Biomes
    -Salt concentration < 1%
    -Ponds and Lakes
    -Streams and Rivers
    -Wetlands
  • Ponds and Lakes
    -Lentic Systems= non-flowing water
    -Range in size
    -Limited species diversity
    -”Zones” determined by depth
  • Ponds and Lakes
    Littoral Zone
    Limnetic Zone
    Profundal Zone
  • Streams and Rivers
    -Lotic Systems = flowing water
    -Moves in one direction
    -Characteristics change from source to mouth
    -High species diversity
  • Wetlands
    -Areas of standing water that support aquatic life
    -Highest species diversity
    -May be dry part of year
  • Marine Biomes
    -Saltwater ecosystems
    -Oceans
    -Coral Reefs
    -Estuaries
  • Oceans
    -Largest Ecosystem
    -Great species diversity
    -”Zones” determined by depth
  • Oceans
    Intertidal Zone
    Pelagic Zone
    Abyssal Zone
    Benthic Zone
  • Coral Reefs
    -Found in warm, shallow water
    -Barriers along continents
    -Dominant organism is coral
  • Estuaries
    -Where ocean water meets fresh water
    -Brackish water
    -Unique ecosystem