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The Freshwater Biome

Freshwater is defined as having a low salt concentration — usually less than 1%. Plants and animals in freshwater regions are adjusted to the low salt content and would not be able to survive in areas of high salt concentration (i.e., ocean). There are different types of freshwater regions:Ponds and lakesStreams and riversWetlands


The saltwater biome, which consists of oceans and some saltwater bays and lakes, is home to many interesting flora and fauna. Herds of sea otters float near the shores of western North America and Siberia and they seldom leave the water except for mating season. It eats and sleeps while floating on its back. It also wraps itself in floating kelp leaves that are growing from the rocky bottom to keep it from floating away in the middle of the night.


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