Description<br />Temporary or permanent flooding of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water.<br />
Location <br />Asia , Europe , and North America<br />
Swamp Names<br />Douglas county, Oregon:<br />Beaver swamp , Dismal swamp , Big swamp<br />New Jersey:<br />Great swamp <br />
Plant life<br />Smooth Cordgrass, Widegrass, Saltwort, Glasswort, Black Mangrove, Live Oak, Saltgrass, Salt Meadow, Cordgrass, Maidencane, Cattail, Arrowhead, Alligator weed, Wax Myrtle, Grandsel Tree Sandbar Willow, Buttonbush, Water Elm, Black Willow, Water Hickory, Water Tupelo, Hackberry.<br />
Animal Life<br />Alligator, American Crocodile, Anaconda, Bald Eagle, Beaver, Black Bear, Bobcat, Caiman, Copepod, Cougar, Crane, Crayfish, Downywood Pecker, Dragonfly, Earthworm, Fish, Flamingo, Fly, Frog, Great Blue Neron, Great egret mosquito, Muskrat, Newt, Nutria, Pond Skater, Water Strider, Raccoon, Red Tailed Hawk, Red Wolf, River Otter, Scorpion, Shrimp, Snail, Snapping Turtle, Speckled Caiman, Spider, Toad, White Tailed Dear, Zooplankton.<br />
Importance<br /><ul><li>American crocodiles while endangered, depend on the swamps
fresh water shrimp, crayfish, clams also depend on swamps.</li></li></ul><li>Saving the Swamps<br />Water Filters are added into the water, trapping sediments clean up wetlands and prevent pollution<br />
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