fresh Water biome by jenny and taylor
The freshwater biome is made up of any of body of water that is made of freshwater as lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers. They cover 20% of the Earth and are spread out all over the world. Most freshwater biomes consist of moving water and contain many types of fish.
In streams and rivers vegetation is usually found along the edge of the water.Common plants stargrass, tape grass, and coontails. Streams and rivers will often support trees as willows, river birch, and cottonwoods. These trees grow in shallow water where water flow is slow
In wetlands as ditches, swamps, marshes and bogs. the water is saturated throughout the year. This means the dirt holds in as much water as possible and makes mud. Common plants are cattails, and duckweed. Some trees include cypress, black spruce, and tamarack
It is harder for lakes and ponds to support large communities of vegetation because of their great depth. The plants found here normally consist of grasses, and weeds. Sometimes plants like cattails, and lily pads can be found floating in shallow lakes and ponds
The flower of the water lily makes a fruit that floats in the water and then drops down to the bottom of the body of water. Here it takes root and the new plant will grow. Water lilies have stomata that are open most of the time because water is in great capacity so there is no need for it to be retained in the plant. In result guard cells on the plant are genrally inactive. They also have an increased number of stomata.
They have flat leafs and air sacs to help with flotation. The have specialized roots to take in oxygen
5 facts about water biomes
.there are over 700 different species of fish that live in a water biome
.There are four key features that determine the ecology of streams and rivers the flow of the water, amount of light, the temperature or climate and the chemistry of the river.
.Freshwater biomes are very important to our survival because they supply people with more than half of their drinking water.
.Only 3% of the water on Earth comes from freshwater biomes.
.The largest freshwater biome is the Florida Everglades