Freshwater Biome

By: Jimmy Camacho, Dakota Brewer, Philip Fespermen

Location

The Freshwater biome includes bodies of water like lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. A lake is surrounded by land like Lake Baikal in central Asia. It is the biggest lake on the earth. Its has a maximum depth of 5,315 feet. All of the ground water in the world goes in to the ocean. The Amazon river came for the Andes mountains. And ends at the Atlantic Ocean

Weather

The large bodies of water like the ocean, it influence the weather and climate in the region. The water (H2O) holds the most heat longer than other substances. which means like the cities close to large bodies of water have warmer climates.

Plants

There are different types of plants and algae that live in freshwater biome. Plants give out oxygen through photosynthesis and is food to the omnivores and herbivores. Mostly every plant that lives or grows in water have different adaptions. Plant life in estuaries can be able to survive in salty and fresh environments. Sometimes there is green slim scum on the surface of every pond or lakes is food to some aquatic organisms.

Animals

Some animals live in the freshwater. There are mostly variety of fish, birds, insects, amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders), and crustaceans. Some animals need the streams or rivers in motivation to live in there home. The estuaries in freshwater are rich animal life and there protected area. The important organism in the freshwater for this country is the Trout, a fish.

People

The freshwater biome is important for humans. It gives people jobs and gives everyone electricity called hydroelectricity. Freshwater can also give transportation and is drinkable. This biome is critical habitats for animals and plants. People also use this for fun like fishing and river rafting.

Conservation

Keep this biome clean by throwing your trash away and not on the ground. The dams people have built for electricity has been hurting salmon and killing them off. Help clean the water by picking up trash and throw it away.