By: Matthew and Ian
Here are a couple of pictures of the wetlands and organisms that live there.
Location of Wetlands
Weather in the Wetlands
The average weather in the Florida freshwater marsh is sunny and in the 80’s.
In the winter, the high is normally about 77 degrees.
In the summer it is on average 90 degrees with the humidity of 90%.
Mosquitoes are abundant in all freshwater Marsh biomes.
The average rainfall per year in the Florida freshwater marsh is about 60 inches.
Animals that have adapted to the wetlands
The first one is the river otter’s high metabolism. Swimming in cold waters can cause these animals to lose body heat very fast, but because of their high metabolism, they can generate heat almost 27 times as fast in water as they can in air.
Freshwater wetlands Food web
Added Exotic species which is the Bear
I think that by adding the bear to the ecosystem that the population of the bass population will start to decrease. As a result of the decrease of the bass population, the small fish population will start to increase more than usual. The end result is that the bear will eat the bass and might make the bass have a very low population, while the small fish will increase population .
Remove a Native species which is the Hawk
I think by removing the hawk from the ecosystem, the snake and the small fish populations will begin to increase and cause them to need more to eat. This will then result in the frog and the snail population will start to decrease. By removing the hawk, the population of the frog and snail are at risk of a low population.