Fresh water marshes

Ian Hernandez

Ecosystem (Introduction)

An ecosystem is like a community sort of like a neighborhood where animals live in it. Plants and animals live in the ecosystem too. there are lots of non-living organism in an ecosystem like the sun and soil. The location of my ecosystem can be located in The Everglades. The Everglades Enforce the law to protect the wetlands and endangered species of the Everglades. The closest example to a place of fresh water swamp is in the Everglades because It has A Lot of swamps and fresh waters.

Endangered species in freshwater marshes

Threatened and Endangered Species


  • Everglades snail kite, American alligator, eastern indigo snake, wood stork, and Florida panther are among the threatened and endangered species found in freshwater marsh habitats

Why you should go to freshwater marshes

The reason why freshwater marshes are fun is becauses there are lots of species that rarely go out to be seen and its rare and there are lots of different animals that you can find and a sometime amazing view.

The Senses Of My Environments

Fresh water marshes look like lakes or swamps a lot of plants and animals live there to survive. Since there are lots of animals The marshes makes a lot of sounds because of birds and It feels Kind of humid sometimes depending on the weather.
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Abiotic factors (soil)

The freshwater marshes are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem.Inland marshes have alkaline soils with high concentrations of calcium and minerals. These soils are highly productive and have high microbial activity, which contributes to rapid decomposition, rapid recycling and rapid nitrogen fixation.

ALL SCIENTIFIC NAMES (American Alligator)

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Reptilia

Superorder:Crocodylomorpha

Order:Crocodilia

Family:Alligatoridae

Genus:Alligator

Species:A. mississippiensis

abiotic factors (Temperature and the sunlight)

Since freshwater marshlands are mostly in places where its an open area and the sun is shining most of the day, these marshlands receive a lot of sunlight. They receive about 12 hours of sunlight each day Generally, the temperature of freshwater marshes are 24 degrees celsius, or 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Abiotic factors (Water conditions)

The water in freshwater marshes are standing. The dry season runs from December to April. During this season, animals that live in the water often migrate to deeper pools of water. The wet season runs from May to November. Rain fills up most of the dry areas. The water level can vary from just a few inches to six feet. There are fresh waters in freshwater marshes.

Abiotic factor (pollution type)

Organic matter:Industrial wastewater and domestic sewage.

Threats to biotic factors::Depletion of oxygen from the water column as it decomposes, stress or suffocating aquatic life.


Abiotic Factors (Humidity)

In the winter, the high is normally about 77 degrees. In the summer it is on average 90 degrees with the humidity of 90%.
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Biotic factors (Plants)

 Cattails  Water lilies  Arrowhead plants  Pickerelweed

Biotic factors (animals)

 Birds  Fish  Alligators  Frogs  Turtles

biotic Factors (decomposers

Most common decomposers in freshwater marshes are bacteria and fungi.
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