5.3-5.4.docx - Amanda Balash 5.3 Section Review 1 How are marsh grasses adapted to survive in salt water They have salt glands in the leaves that are

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Amanda Balash 5.3 Section Review 1. How are marsh grasses adapted to survive in salt water? They have salt glands in the leaves that are able to secrete excess salt. The glasswort has thick waxy stems that store freshwater the glasswort needs to survive. 2. Of what importance are sea grasses to aquatic communities? Sea grass is important to aquatic communities because it provided protection and a habitat for many organisms. Also, when the seagrass dies, many nutrients are released into the waters making the waters nutrient-rich and very able to support life. 3. Describe how sea grasses reproduce underwater? Seagrasses produce flowers at the base of the plant. Pollen from the flowers is dispersed in long threads in the water. When sea grass egg cells are fertilized by pollen, seeds are produced and shed into the water. If they settle on a suitable substrate, the seeds will germinate. 5.4 Section Review 1. Why do mangrove swamps contain such a rich abundance of organisms? Mangrove
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  • Fall '18
  • Kathy Karis
  • Mangrove, Section Review, salt marsh

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