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Aquatic Biomes Include the oceans, lakes, streams Light and the availability of nutrients are the major factors that shape aquatic communities
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Estuary Partially enclosed area where saltwater and freshwater mix (1-3% salt) Dominated by salt-tolerant plants They provide nursery areas for oysters, crabs, and many fishes They are often bordered by extensive coastal wetlands Examples are Chesapeake Bay, San Francisco Bay, salt marshes of New England
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Estuarine Food Webs Primary producers are phytoplankton and salt- tolerant plants Much primary production enters detrital food webs Detritus feeds bacteria, nematodes, snails, crabs, fish
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Mangrove Wetlands Tropical saltwater ecosystem Form in nutrient-rich tidal flats Dominant plants are salt- tolerant mangroves Florida, Southeast Asia
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The Ocean Covers approximately 75% of the Earth’s surface Includes intertidal zones and deep ocean
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High water Low water Oarweed (to 2 m) Brain coral
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