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BIOMES LAKES RIVERS OCEANS WETLANDS Created by Jill Lenten
Biomes are distinct ecological communities of plants and animals living together in a particular climate. Scientists classify biomes in various ways, but the major biomes include aquatic, deserts, forests, grasslands, and tundra. aquatic deserts forests grasslands tundra
REGIONS OF THE AQUATIC BIOME Lake Superior Pacific Ocean TEMPERATURE Although water temperatures can vary widely, aquatic areas tend to be more humid and the air temperature on the cooler side. The aquatic biome covers 75% of the earth’s surface.
Freshwater is water that has no salt in it. Examples included in freshwater are ponds and lakes, streams and rivers, and wetlands.
There are many different plants in a freshwater biome. A few examples are water lilies, algae, cattails, and duckweed. There are a variety of animals that live in freshwater biomes. A few examples are fish, birds, insects, turtles, and frogs. Water Lilly Cattail Fish Turtle
The marine biome is water that contains salt. It includes coral reefs, estuaries, and oceans. Coral Reef Estuary Ocean
There are several kinds of animals in a marine biome. Examples of some are whales, dolphins, sea anemones, worms, sea stars, and fish. Whale Sea Star Plant life found in marine biomes are coral weed, seaweed, kelp, sea cabbage, and plankton. Seaweed Sea Cabbage
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