The Swamp Biome

by Kayla Oden & Johnny Pham

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What is a Swamp?

A swamp is a wetland in areas where large bodies of water meet the forest. A swamp may be located in various areas world-wide. Swamps can be in northern climates or in the tropic. Swamps can also be called a flooded forest in some cases where wetland is not seen. It's very humid and hot in swamps.

Interesting Fact

The swamp humidity and mud is actually good for your skin. It moistens your pores and creates a smooth touch to your skin.

Interesting Fact

Swamps are home to many, many different species of turtles and tortoise.

Organisms and Adaptations

Plants have 5 different adaptations in swamps. One, they have hollowed stems for easier transportation of oxygen since they're submerged. Two, they have reduced salt intake because they live in brackish water. Three, different leaf and stem shapes and sized to be able to move easily in water, to stay floating, or to stay in the ground. Four, above ground roots for easier oxygen intake. Five, plants underwater also adapted to receiving sunlight through the water. Animals also have different adaptations. One, webbed feet for easier movement through water. Two, camouflage is a way for animals to stay hidden from predators through hiding. Three, waterproof coats to stay warm and protect themselves. Four, adapted to eating food from plants and animals in the food web. Five, better respiratory traits for heavy humid and dirty water.

Interesting Fact

Did you know that the swamp is home to the most eaten bugs in the world? Crawfish!!!

Food Web

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Swamp Energy Pyramid

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Stages of Succession

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