Dwarf Siren

Pseudobranchus striatus

What is a Wetland?

Wetlands are the link between the land and the water. they are transition zones where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients, and the energy of the sun meet the produce a unique ecosystem characterized by hydrology, soils, and vegetation.

About Dwarf Siren.

The smallest of its family the dwarf siren is a slender, eel-like creature which lives among dense, submerged vegetation. It has no hidden limbs and only tiny forelimbs, with three toes on each foot. The Dwarf Siren has four feet. A nocturnal creature, the siren feeds on the tiny invertebrate animals it finds among the bottom of the water. If its habitat is in danger of drying up, as in a drought, the siren can burrow into the mud and remain there, dormant, for up to 2 months.

What you can do to protect the Wetlands.

Many opportunities exist for private citizens, corporations, government agencies, and other groups to work together to slow the rate of wetland loss and to improve the quality of our remaining wetlands. First, state and local governments need to be encouraged to establish programs to effectively protect wetlands, especially inland wetlands, within their borders. Second, because individual landowners and corporations own many of the nation's wetlands, they are in a key position to determine the fate of wetlands on their properties. Finally, all citizens, whether or not they own wetlands, can help protect wetlands by supporting wetlands conservation initiatives.

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