Brackfish, Fresh, Salt Water
Stephen Taft P.3
What is Brackfish Water?
Brackfish water also known as Briny water, has more salinity than fresh water. Salinity means that the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water. Did you know that this water is a mix of Fresh water and a mix of salt water? Brackfish water hosts home to many deadly predators like the well known American Crocodile and the Spectacled Caiman.
What is Fresh Water?
Fresh water is naturally occurring water on the Earth's surface in ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers and streams, and underground as groundwater in aquifers and underground streams. Did you know that a little less than have of the known species of fish live in Fresh Water that is 10,000 of 25,000 species of fish.
What is Salt Water?
This is what we find in our oceans, did you know that about 96% of our earths water resources are salt? You might wonder what makes the water "salty"? Salt in the ocean comes from rocks on land. Two of the most prevalant ions in seawater are chloride and sodium. Together, they make up over 90 percent of all dissolved ions in the ocean. Sodium and Chloride are 'salty.'