Emily, Sara, Myla
What is a bog?
Vasyugan Bog - located in the center of the West Siberian Plain
Ins & Outs of Physical Features
> Cool, northern climates
> Often develop in poorly draining lake basins
> Average temperature is 50˚F (10˚C)
> Highly acid - pH level less than five
> Affected by minerals built up by rainfall
> Below 0.5 ppt
> Stagnant - little to no movement
> Peaty soil
> Large mammals
> Scattered Amphibians
> Well developed lungs
> Can survive up to -30˚F
> skin tissues freezes & survives inside surface level of ice during hibernation then thaws in spring
> Construct dens on forrest floor
> Sharp teeth & fierce demeanor for hunting
> Families are strongly paternal
> Saturated soil
Simplified Food Web
Fly lays its eggs on frog eggs & the larvae feed on them
Spanish moss depends on a host for support & uses other trees for support without detriment
Lichens & fungus and algae
> Pollution - near urban areas
> Agriculture - timber harvesting, peat mining, & phosphate mining
What Do We Do?
> Decrease peat & phosphate mining
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