Three Types of Water
by: Will Bevill
- Salt water covers 70% of the world's total surface area.
- Salt water is water with natural occurring solutions of ions that aren't organic.
- Salt water has 3.5% ionic solutes.
- The density of salt water is greater than that of fresh water, so fresh water floats above the salt water in estuaries.
- Salt water ecosystems are also known as marine ecosystems.
- There are many salt water ecosystems such as the ocean, coral reefs, salt marshes and swamps, the ocean floor, and many others.
- The salt water ecosystems contain many different forms of life, based on the depth of the water.
- Covers 3% of the earth.
- 99% of fresh water is in the form of ice or an aquifer.
- 700 species of fish dwell in fresh water biomes.
- There are three types of fresh water biomes: Lakes and Ponds, Wetlands, Streams and Rivers
- Largest fresh water biome is the Florida Everglades
- There is lots of plants and grass but no trees in these biomes
- Water that is more solution water than it is fresh water.
- Human activities can produce this water. Things such as waste products of power processes.
- Without proper management it is harmful to the environment.
- there is no precise condition of brackish water because its salinity varies so much.
- most brackish water is found in estuaries where salt water meets fresh water
- another place it can be found is in swamps