Wetlands - Marshes and Swamps

By Tarik

WATER QUALITY

marshes and swamps can be freshwater or saltwater

Examples of marshes and swamps.

Owls creek salt marsh and the dissmal swamp

Wetland climate

  • Temperatures depend greatly on the area of wetland
  1. On the Arabian Peninsula temperatures can reach up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In Siberia temperatures can be as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall in wetland areas also depend on the area
  1. In North America, we can get as little as 7 inches of rain a year
  2. In Southeast Asia, they can receive up to 200 inches of rain

Intresting facts about the wetland ecosystem

  1. 43% of Federal Listed Species rely on wetlands for survival.
  2. Some medicines are produced from wetland soil or plants.
  3. One acre of wetlands can hold 1 to 1.5 million gallons of water.

A video explaining various wetlands

Aquatic Biomes Wetlands | Biology | Ecology