What They are and How to Protect Them
The swamps along the Louisiana coast like this on are disappearing.
thickly wooded swamp
Some swamps have very thick vegetation with trees and brush.
Swamps with mossy water
Thick moss and algae can grow and cover the standing water in swamps.
What are Swamps?
Description and Types
How We Can Help Swamps
Animals and plants in the Swamp
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