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An area where varying amounts of standing water covers the soil.
Microscopic organisms that float in aquatic environments.
All free swimming organisms in a body of water.
Organisms that live at the bottom of a body of water.
The shallow coastal region or shore of a body of water.
The bottom region of a body of water.
An increase in the amount of nutrients in an aquatic ecosystem.
An area where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.
The amount of dissolved salts in a liquid.
A narrow island that runs parallel to the shore.
A limestone ridge formed by the growth and deposit of coral.
This happens when a river flows o flatter ground...
It gets warmer, wider, slower
What do nekton eat?
Plants, plankton, and/or other nekton
Why are phytoplankton only found in shallow water?
They need sunlight for photosynthesis
Which lake zone has the most biodiversity?
What are functions of wetlands?
Help control flooding, clean polluted water, breeding grounds for animals