Freshwater Marshes

By: Elizabeth Darias

I will be using the everglades for a freshwater marsh, but here is a short description of what marsh is: Freshwater Marshes are often found in open areas , Near rivers and lakes. They are very common at the opening of rivers and sometimes form in areas with mineral soil that drains poorly and slowly but the water is rich in minerals. Also Freshwater marshes gets its water depending on rain or other bodies of water near them.
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ABIOTIC FACTORS OF THE EVERGLADES

The Everglades is an aquatic ecosystem. It has deep and very poorly drained soil, and also limestone is found in this huge ecosystem. The everglades air is very moist and hot, and the everglades water temperature is sometimes ow or high temperature. The everglades water is fresh and is both an aquifer and rain sustain er. The humidity of the everglades reaches over 90% of humidity! The weather in the everglades has reached 100 degrees and over, which really affects the waters temperature.

BIOTIC FACTORS OF THE EVERGLADES

CONSUMERS


REPTILE/AMPHIBIAN

alligator

leopard frog

water snakes

anaconda

pig frog

EGG LAYER BIRDS

american coot

cape sable seaside sparrow

florida sandhill crane

canvasback duck

redwing blackbird

white ibis

wood stork

osprey mushroom


PRODUCERS

FLOWERS

buttonbush

bladderwort

pickerelweed

NORMAL/OTHER

cattail

fire flag

wax myrtle

grass



DECOMPOSERS

GROSS THINGS

fungus

bacteria

mushroom

Everglades Foodweb

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Alligator Domain



Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Reptile

Superorder:Crocodylomorpha

Order:Crocodilia

Family:Alligatoridae

Subfamily:Alligatorinae

Genus:Alligator

Human Impacts

Negative:

  • Humans have drained some parts of the everglades in the 1900.
  • Pollution
  • We destroyed the food chain by bringing in animals that are not from here.


Positive:

  • Humans have been protecting endangered species.
  • Helps us because it is a huge attraction for tourists and makes lots of money.
  • Some humans help clean up every year.


3 FACTS

  • The everglades is the biggest freshwater marsh in Fl.
  • The everglades covers up to almost 11,000 sq kilometers.
  • It is called "the River of Grass"
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