Rivers & Springs

Abnellys Roca-Rios Period 4

Rivers & Springs

Rivers are thin, long streams that open into a larger body of water

Springs is a natural situation in which water flows from an aquifer to the Earth's surface


  • beginning of river is the head
  • the end of a river is a mouth
  • longest river in Florida: Chattahoochee River
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Abiotic factors

  • light
  • temperature
  • chemistry
  • substrate
  • SUBSTRATE: Often sandy, but sometimes exposed limestone, silt, or clay.
  • TOPOGRAPHY/HYDROLOGY: Most rivers and streams slow flowing; some panhandle rivers originate at higher elevations and are faster flowing; most springs are artesian. Of 24 major rivers, 21 flow south or west to the Gulf, 2 flow north and east to the Atlantic, and one flows south to Lake Okeechobee.
  • PROCESSES/DYNAMICS/ABIOTIC FACTORS: Sand-bottom streams are slightly acidic and moderately colored; swamp-and-bog streams are very acidic and darkly colored; calcareous streams are cool, clear, and alkaline; large rivers carry considerable silt and clay and are always muddy.

Classification of the American Alligator

  • domain: eukaryote

  • Kingdom: animalia
  • Phylum: Chordate
  • Class: reptile
  • Order: crocodilia
  • Family: Alligatoridae
  • Genus: alligator
  • Species: Alligator mississippiensis
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where I found my abiotic & biotic factors

Sources

Where I found my facts & apex animal, biotic, & abiotic