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moraine
an accumulation of rocky material transported and deposited by glacial ice
setps in LIS formation
1 North America and africa drift apart
2 glacier covered land from Canada to NY and CT
3 glaciers reached southernmost point leaving a moraine
4 glaciers melted-lis was a glacial lake
5 seawater flowed into the LIS at race
6.plant and animal habitats form along shores of LIS-now an estuary
Marsh to Marina
1.Densest population of Native americans in North america
2.settlements are being established by europeans
3.dissapering of Native americans
4.industry is increasing/ land is being devolped
5.wetlands are disapering
6.scientist recommend a national fund for ecosystem restoration
watershed
an entire land and water area that drains into a body of water (steam lake estuary ocean etc.)
states in LIS watershed
1.Conneticut
2.New York
3.Massachuchets
4.Rhode Island
5.New hampshire
6.Vermont
danger signs of watershed
1.erosion
2. trash
3. fallen trees/flooding
4.algal blooms/nutrient problems
5.low oxygen levels/dead fish/hypoxia/pollution
6.pipes/population
7.odors/failed septic system
8.intrusions on watershed
9. closed beaches/shellfish beds/pathogens
habitat
an area that has the perfect conditions for a specific animal to live (home)
8 wetland benefits
1 breaks down toxic substances
2 filter out debris
3 provides food
4 cleans water
5 absorbs water/flood control
6 nursery/breeding grounds
7 mixes nutrients in water
8 shelter and home
9 resting place for migratory birds
abiotic
nonliving
biotic
living
sewage
wastewater from homes building etc.
sewer systems
complex pipes and pumps that carry sewage to treatment plant
sanitary sewers
sewers carrying human waste
storm sewers
sewers carrying road and parking lot runoff
CSO
release of natural waters or a partially treated mixture of sewage and street runoff usually after heavy rains
pollutant
anything in the air water or that is harmful or can interfear with disered activity
point source
a pollutant that enters the environment from a specific site
nonpoint source
a pollutant that does not come from a specific site general location
nutrients
substances essential to living things
floatables
any waterborne debris that washes up on shore
pathogens
viruses bacteria or other mircoorganisms that can cause disease
coliform
bacteria-type of pathogen
heavy metals
water soluble forms of certin metals
organic chemcials
chemicals produced by a plant or animals
pesticides
type of organi chemical natural or synthetic chemical used to kill plantsor animals
toxic chemcials
chemcial that can kill or damage living organisms
airborne pollutants
start in the air and become water pollutants by perticipation or gravity
erosion
wearing away of soil by water wind and other forces
pycnocline
boundary between colder saltier denser water at the bottom and warmer less salty less dense water on the surface
primary treatement
process that removes solids from sewage
secondary treatment
process that uses biological action to remove organic matter from sewage
advanced treatment
process after secondary treatment, to remove substances that have not already been removed
9 steps causing hypoxia in LIS
1. excess nitrogen is sprayed on hundreds of residential lawns
2. rain brings nitrogen to rivers then to the sound
3.excess nitrogen in the water causes an algae bloom
4.the alage die in a short while and settle to the bottom of the water
5. bacteria decompose the dead alage using more and more dissolved oxygen as the bacteria multiplies
6.dissolved oxygen levels become very low
7.fish leave and other less mobile animals weaken and die
8. the animals that did from low oxygen levels dcompse
9 decomposers use more oxygen and the problem of low oxygen becomes worse
estuary
partly inclosed body of water wher salt water and fresh water meet and mix
low energy shoreline
shoreline that is protected form the full effect of ocean wind and waves
the race
1.eastern end of LIS
2.ocean water enters
3.strongst currents
4.deepest
5.highest saltinity in LIS
salinity
salt content- how much salt is in something
intertidal zone
area between normal high and low tides
tidal flats
flat marshy sandy or muddy areas exposed at low tide and under water at high tide
salt marsh
grassy habitat covered part time by esturarian or costal waters
parts of a food web
1.sun provides solar energy
2.producers convert solar energy into food (plants)
3.consumers eat producers and other consumers
4.decomposers breakdown waste and dead organisms
herbivore
a consumer that only eats plants
omnivore
a consumer that eats both plants and animals
carnivore
a consumer that only eats meat
hypoxia
low concentration of dissolved oxygen in the water
benthos
organisms that live on or in the floor of a body of water
filter feeders
organism that takes in water to filter out the food then releases extra water
sessile
an animal that typically dosen't move-grows attached to something
water column
all the water between the bottom and the surface
plankton
plants or animals that can drift or swim weakly in the water
phytoplankton
plant plankton-base of food web-carries out photosynthesis-lives where sunlight is present in water
zooplankton
animal plankton-eat phytoplankton and other zoo plankton
andomous fish
fish born in freshwater-spend lives in saltwater-return to freshwater to reproduce and die (bass and salmon)
saltwater fish
fish born and spend entire life in salt water (flounder)
3 types of water
saltwater-water with more 35ppt
freshwater-water with less than .5ppt
brakishwater-water with less than 35ppt
photosynthesis
synthesis of carbohydrates by plants using carbon dixode and water inthe presence of sunligh with stimuleous production of oxygen