Fresh water

by: Jared Pruitt & Avery Chandler

water lillys and there adaptions

the water lilly is very adapted to there enviroment such as six stamens and a three celled ovary.

Tropisms for water lillys

water lillys like almost all plants have tropisms but they have a special one that not many plants have they float! They also grow without soil they get all there nutrients from the waters they live in.

where they grow

the water lillys are mostly found in freshwater swamps or ponds and they mostly grow in very shallow water.

plants adaptations to the freshwater biome

These plants require special adaptations for living submerged in water, or at the water's surface the most common adaptation is aererenchyma this is when a plant has floating leaves.


the climate for a fresh water biome is mixed between tropical and temprate.


The land is flat so that the ground water will soak into the ground and not wash away.And the area around the water is VERY muddy.  

how to identify fish

The diagram above shows the different parts of a fish commonly used in fish identification. The next time you look at fishes, observe how these parts differ across fish species. Different species have different sizes, different body, mouth, fin and tail shapes, different number of dorsal fins as well as different colours and markings on their bodies. Pay attention also to the habitat or surroundings where the fish lives, like rocky areas, crevices and holes or sandy bottoms. Observe its behaviour, whether it is lying still on the bottom of a lake, swimming freely individually or in schools, and the company it keeps. Even if you do not recognize the fish, taking note of these characteristics will help you identify it later when you are thumbing through fish reference books.

freshwater fish

here is a picture of som more fish that we have in north carolina.

this is a food web for a freshwater biome

streams & rivers

These are bodies of flowing water moving in one direction. Streams and rivers can be found everywhere  they get their starts at headwaters, which may be springs, snowmelt or even lakes, and then travel all the way to their mouths, usually another water channel or the ocean. The characteristics of a river or stream change during the journey from the source to the mouth. The temperature is cooler at the source than it is at the mouth. The water is also clearer, has higher oxygen levels, and freshwater fish such as trout and heterotrophs can be found there. Towards the middle part of the stream/river, the width increases, as does species diversity  numerous aquatic green plants and algae can be found. Toward the mouth of the river/stream, the water becomes murky from all the sediments that it has picked up upstream, decreasing the amount of light that can penetrate through the water. Since there is less light, there is less diversity of flora, and because of the lower oxygen levels, fish that require less oxygen, such as catfish and carp, can be found
Fresh Water Rap, boyfriend remix