Freshwater Biomes By Avari , Sabrina and Sarah J
Freshwater Biome Freshwater biomes are everywhere; rivers, ponds, lakes, streams, and creeks! You can find a large variety of plants and animals in freshwater!
Climate chart <ul><li>The temperature lines move the same way </li></ul><ul><li>lined up! </li></ul>
Typical plants <ul><li>Lily Pads are made of a silky polyester that has been specially coated to be colorfast and water-resistant </li></ul><ul><li>Lily Pads are made with natural looking veins </li></ul><ul><li>A weight and green anchoring line are included in every lily pad package </li></ul><ul><li>A connector pin allows for easy attachment of the pre-looped green anchoring line </li></ul>
Plants in a freshwater Biome <ul><li>Swamp Milkweed is a fairly common plant that is found in nearly all counties of Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Swamp Milkweeds are usually found in shaded areas in floodplain forests, thickets, moist black soil prairies, marshes, swamps, bogs, seeps, and areas along rivers, lakes, or drainage ditches. </li></ul>
algae There are two main types of algae. This picture is a blanket of algae .
Water lilies The water lily, “queen of the water,” is found in shallow ponds, in slow-moving streams, and on the borders of lakes where the soil is rich. It belongs to the freshwater-plant family Nymphaeaceae. Most species have rounded, floating, waxy-coated leaves on long stalks that contain many air spaces. The stalks arise from thick, fleshy, creeping underwater stems that are buried in the mud. The showy, solitary flowers are born at or above the surface on long stalks that are attached to the underground stems.
Typical animals in ponds, lakes, streams, and creeks There is an otter on its back and it is eating a crab, and there are two otters laying on their backs relaxing.
Animals found in a Freshwater Biomes <ul><li>ThePink Dolphin, and Boto, its Brazilian name, this creature is the largest, most common most widely distributed river dolphin in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pink Dolphin was one of the least threatened species of dolphins 20 years ago, but now become one of the most endangered species </li></ul>
More Animals <ul><li>There is a species that looks like a jellyfish, reproduces like a jellyfish and is known under the common name freshwater jellyfish: Craspedacusta sowerbyi . This species is distinguished from true jellyfish by a structure called a velum that freshwater jellyfish has and marine jellyfish lacks. However, most people still look at Craspedacusta sowerbyi as a jellyfish. </li></ul>
More Freshwater animals <ul><li>A Hippopotamus is a large, mostly plant-eating mammal found in rivers and lakes throughout Africa. It is semi aquatic and thought to be more closely related to whales than to other hoofed animals. </li></ul>
Food Webs in Freshwater <ul><li>As shown in the food web even land animals like hawks and mice even people! </li></ul>
Human Impact <ul><li>Each year, more than 100 oil tankers offload oil in Portland, Maine. If a ship leaked or spilled while unloading or while navigating through the harbor, oil would wash up, become trapped, and coat everything on the shores of Casco Bay-shoreline, plants, and birds. </li></ul>
Are You Ready For Some Fun Facts!?!?! <ul><li>Because of the purity of the water, the absence of the harsh salt, and the adaptability of the water, a broad spectrum of plant and animal life can be found in these areas. Because this biome is all over the world, there is no average anything. </li></ul><ul><li>The freshwater biome contains the second most diverse group of plants and animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Although it is not the largest, this biome is the most spread out over the world. </li></ul>
Our references and conclusion! www.google.com http://library.nisd.net/library/resources/online-databases.htm Freshwater biomes are every in the U.S and in the world so go find a river and think about all the animals and plants!