Ecology Unit Chapters 55-59 Notes PART 13


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14 Ansh Guglani - See same transitions in Biomes - Temperate Grasslands, Parries - No Trees; not enough Precipitation (PPT) B. Aquatic (Water) Habitats – Key factors light and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) 1. Fresh Water – only 2% of Earth’s surface (VERY Productive) a. Wetlands: MARSHES, SWAMPS, BOGS b. Rivers and streams – FLOWING WATER c. Lakes and ponds – STANDING WATER (THERMAL STRATIFICATION = lakes) d. Oligotrophic water = low nutrients and high O 2 and Crystal clear water! e. Eutrophic water = high in nutrients, densely populated with
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Unformatted text preview: algae LOW in Dissolved Oxygen (DO) [Photic (light), Littoral (edges), Aphotic Zones (No Light)] [THERMAL STRATIFICATION] [Spring and Fall Overturn] [Oligotrophic vs. Eutrophic] 2. Estuaries – where fresh water and marine water (salt) water mic a. Salt marshes, Mangrove Swamps, and Bays b. Important because: i. Nurseries for ocean life (usually young) ii. Productive iii. Wetlands are protective coasts (from i.e. flooding or hurricane) 3. Marine Habitats – a. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean...
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