Wetlands

They are low land areas saturated with moisture either seasonally or permanently. Wetlands can also be partially or completely covered by pools of water such as quagmires, marshes and swamps.

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Oceans and Seas
Oceanography
Wetlands

A wetland that contains a mixture of fresh water and salt water is called?

A mixture of fresh water and salt water is called brackish water. A wetland containing brackish water is called a brackish marsh.

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Social Sciences
Climatology and Climate Changes
Biomes
Wetlands

What factors determine climate?

The factors are:-

1. Distance from the sea

2. Ocean currents

3. Direction of prevailing winds

4. Relief

5. Proximity to the equator

6. The El Nino phenomenon

7. Recently it has accepted that Human activity is also affecting climate.

8. Location

or...

1. Latitude - Distance north or south of equator

2. Altitude - Distance above or below sea level

3. Global Winds - What winds are blowing/where they're coming from/warm or cold

4. Ocean currents - What currents are coming in/where from

5. Topography - Distance from mountains (how close they are)

6. Distance From Water - How close the area is to and ocean or lake (any body of water)

These are the main most important 6.
latitude, prevailing winds, mountains, large bodies of water, and ocean currents.
Precipitation, latitude, trapping of heat, winds and ocean currents, shape and elevations of land masses. (Prentice Hall Biology)

A:latitude

ocean currents

wind

elevation

relief

near water

A:The factors that determine climate are latitude, distance from water, elevation, and ocean currents A:it is sun, location, water, wind, and mountains.
Lattitude

The factors that determine climate are temperature, precipitation, altitude, location, latitude, tilt of the axis, surface currents, winds, and elevation.
The latitude, the transportation of heat by winds and ocean currents
Latitude, Altitude, Mountain Barriers, Ocean Currents, Land-Water Relationship, and Prevailing Winds.
five factors that determine climate is elevation, latitude, weather, ,and biome

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Wetlands

Why are wetlands important during floods?

Because they help prevent Flooding

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Australia
Bodies of Water
Wetlands

What percentage of Australia is covered by wetlands?

It is difficult to give a straight answer.

Despite being the driest continent on earth after Antarctica, Australia has 520 wetlands which are recognised by state authorities as being "important".

Coastal and marine wetlands, which make up 161 of these recognised wetlands, make up 42% of the coastal strip. The coastal strip is roughly defined as a 3 km strip extending from marine waters inland. This coastal strip also includes very large areas of mangroves and tidal flats, mostly in northern Australia. The percentage of the coastal zone defined as wetlands varies from 64% in Northern Territory to 14% in Tasmania.

There are also numerous wetlands areas inland, but many of these have dried up as a result of European settlement interrupting normal water flows. There are no readily available figures suggesting Australia's percentage of actual wetlands.

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Care of Fish
Freshwater Fish
Saltwater Fish
Wetlands

Are wetlands saltwater or freshwater?

Wetlands can refer to both freshwater and saltwater areas. Wetlands are simply an area of land where the soil is saturated with water, either fresh or salt. For example, freshwater marshes exist inland, whereas salt marshes generally occur along the coast.

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Biology
Wetlands
Food Chains and Food Webs
Omnivores

What are some examples of omnivores?

  • Various mammals
  • Bears
  • Coatis
  • Hedgehogs
  • Opossums
  • Pigs
  • Some primates including chimpanzees and humans
  • Raccoons
  • Rodents, including Chipmunks, Mice, Rats and Squirrels
  • Skunks
  • Sloths
  • Various birds (whose prey can consist of berries and nectar to insects, worms, fish, small rodents and snakes)
  • Cassowarys
  • Chickens
  • Corvids, including Crows, Magpies, Ravens and Rooks
  • Keas
  • Rails
  • Rheas
  • Some fish such as Piranhas
  • Some lizards and turtles

we are omnivores! lol

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Ants
Wetlands

DO ant live in wetland?

yes

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Travel & Places
Rain and Flooding
Wetlands
Ancient China

How do you prevent flooding?

We can regulate the river flow by building man-made lakes,dams and increase the storage capacity of lakes.We can restrict the overflow of river water by building dykes along the river.Also we can plant trees to prevent silting,have a better monitoring and relief polices,speed up the river flow by dredging and straightening rivers in order to prevent flooding.

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Animal Life
Wetlands
Decomposers
Scavengers

What are some examples of scavengers?

Scavengers are animals that feed on carrion or refuse, rather than kill their own prey.

Hyenas, vultures, and raccoons are all scavengers. Other animals such as owls and rats can act as scavengers, although they may be carnivores or omnivores.

"Bottom feeders" such as catfish and some crabs are scavengers.

Some other animals that can be scavengers are:

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Dingo

Jackal

Crow

Shark (there are many)

Crabs

Maggots (Fly Larvae)

Goannas

Flathead(a fish in Australia)

Heksia (found in Africa)
Vultures, carrion crows

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Geology
Ecosystems
Wetlands

What is the definition of wetlands?

A wetland is an area of land that is wet for all or part of the year (e.g. swamps, marsh). A wetland contains some level of water, fed by creeks, streams, or even underground springs. The water is not deep enough to be a pond, but rarely, if ever, drying out to the squelchy level of a bog. They are important habitats for birds, frogs, turtles and are often protected by law. Plants of the wetlands include cattails, sedges, bushes (of many types), and grasses.

Because wetlands require a period of inundation (flooded soil) at least part of the year, they are often characterized by reductive soil chemistry. The soil is full of water, with little or no oxygen, therefore redox rather than oxidizing reactions are common.

Wetlands slow erosion, help recharge groundwater, and help prevent flooding.

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Turtles and Tortoises
Wetlands

What kinds of turtles lives in wetlands?

Sweet Mind Glowing Awesomeness?

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Ecosystems
Wetlands

How would you describe the way water moves in a wetland?

A wetland is an area that is regularly soaked or inundated with surface or ground water.

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Botany or Plant Biology
Wetlands

What would happen to a plant if all the leaves were removed from it?

it would die :*(

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Wetlands

Area of wet lowlying land covered with tall grasses?

Tall grass is a marsh and if there are trees it is a swamp.

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Wetlands

Are wetlands limited to inland freshwater environments?

yes. i had to do a report on it lol.

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Science
The Difference Between
Wetlands

What is the difference between a swamp and a marsh?

Possible Answers:

-The biggest difference is trees. Swamps are wetlands that have trees and are usually found along river flood plains and poorly drained basins. Marshes, on the other hand, are treeless wetlands that are characterized by the growth of luscious plants, such as cattails, reeds, and grass.

Re-Swamps are wetlands characterized by trees growing out of a wet and silty soil. Swamps are usually found along flood plains around river or basins with poor drainage. Marshes, however, are treeless wetlands characterized by the presence of grasses, reeds, cattails, sedges, and other herbaceous plants. Marshes are usually found in still, shallow water found in ponds, lakes, and rivers.

-A marsh is defined as a wetland that is continually inundated with water. Marshes can be tidal or nontidal and are characterized by saturated soils and grassy vegetation. Swamps contain vegetation that is predominantly woody plants and shrubs as well as water-tolerant trees such as the Cypress.

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Ecosystems
Landforms
Wetlands

What would happen if there was no wetland?

you would have a hard time breathing, and also being constantly afraid of a deadly flood because wetlands help prevent flooding.

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Environmental Issues
Wetlands

Why do wetlands have such a rich supply of nutrients?

they have a suply of rich nutrient because wetlands are covered with a shallow layer of water.

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Science
Wetlands

How do wetlands remove nutrients and toxic waste?

The way I understand it, wetlands have a lot of trees. Trees and other plants absorb carbon dioxode (what humans breath out) and emit oxygen (what humans breath). This is why people have fewer allergies and are generally healthier whe they have large leafed house plants in their homes. There are 2 parts to this question. The plants in the wetlands use the nutrients and thus sequester them. Wetlands, as are most environments, are full of bacteria. Many of these bacteria perform specific functions; some fix nitrogen (nutrients), while others perform functions such as breaking down heavy metals (toxic wastes). Studies at the Colorado School of Mines have shown that constructed wetlands can remove heavy metals from streams ("acid mine drainage"), a big problem in the Rocky Mountains.

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Wetlands

Which of these could be an example be an of a freshwater wetland?

Pond

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Wetlands

What is land that is soft and wet called?

Marsh

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Wetlands

What adaptation does a Northern Leopard Frog have to live in a wetland?

Webbed feet <3

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Shopping
Wetlands

A developer plans to bulldoze a wetland to build a shopping mall how will this affect the water level in the area?

it will ruin the habitat for the animals , thus leaving the water , thus letting no more water come in , thus making sure that when it rains the water wont get to the grass .(sorry i used so many thus.:>)

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Family Travel
Lakes and Rivers
Wetlands

Is Pontchartrain Causeway the same as Atchafalaya Basin?

The Atchafalaya Causeway goes over the Atchafalaya Basin between Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana. The Pontcharttrain Causeway goes over Lake Pontchartrain between Metaire and Mandeville, Louisiana.

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Wetlands

What are causes of wetland habits?

what causes wet lands is the moisture in the ait around the area, sucks back down into the ground.

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