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Biome Of The Mississippi River

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maddy young

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Biome Of The Mississippi River
Black Bear - Shelter: Cave
Food: Fish caught from the Mississippi River, meat, berries found on bushes
Defense mechanism to survive: 5-6 feet in length, can grow up to 200-700 pounds, and has claws.

Painted Turtle - Shelter: Is aquatic so near the surface of the Mississippi River, muddy bottom
Food: Is omnivore so bugs, fish, meat, fruits, vegetables.
Defense mechanism to survive: When threatened it will puts his body into its shell.

Bald Eagle - Shelter: Nest in tree
Food: Fish, dead and decaying animals
Defense mechanism to survive: On top of food chain, sharp talons, spiky beak, builds nest on top of trees to protect itself and its babies.

Wood Duck - Shelter: Wooded swamps, builds nests in holes at the bottom of trees
Food: Acorns that fall from trees
Defense mechanism to survive: Chasing, pecking, and hitting.

Crocodile - Shelter: Anywhere in fresh waters, rivers, lakes, and wetlands ( in this case anywhere in the Mississippi River
Food: Anything that gets in his path (carnivore)
Defense mechanism to survive: 66 teeth, 17 feet (average), 1000 pounds (average), and does a death roll.
Map of the Mississippi River
Animals of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
Mississippi River
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BY Maddie .R and Maddy.Y
Non-Living Elements
Rivers Feeding The Mississippi River
13 major river feed the Mississippi River
some are listed below
Ohio River, Missouri River, Arkansas River,
Black River, Illinois River

Provide small and large animals with shelter on land and in the water.

example:frogs hide in the sand and fish eat down at the bottom where the sand is.
Sand provides shelter and attracts other food and plant.

Latitude and Longitude
The latitude and longitude of the
Mississippi River is.......

29.1536° N

89.2508° W

The elevation for the state of Mississippi is 300-810. the highest point is Woodall mountain which is 806 feet above sea level. the lowest point is 300 feet. The depth of the Mississippi River is 3 feet deep at it's deepest point is Algiers point and it is 200 feet deep. So the Mississippi River is 3-200 feet deep.


The average temperature is around 45 degrees Fahrenheit, in Celsius that means on average it is 7 degrees Celsius. That is pretty cold, so animals have to put on heavy coats of fur to survive. Aquatic animals find warmer patches in the water. In 1939, there was extreme heat, it was 108 degrees Fahrenheit which is 42 degrees Celsius. Living things have to stay alive during this extreme heat that they are not used to. But what do they have to do to survive? Aquatic animals go deeper into the Mississippi river where it is cooler, and some non-aquatic animals stand in the water or sit in mud to cool down. The extreme lowest temperature was -41 degrees Celsius. What do living things have to do to survive in the extreme whether? Aquatic animals find warmer parts of the water, and non-aquatic animals grow fur coats to keep warm. The average rainfall in Mississippi is 6 inches.
Black Willow Tree
Wet soil, lots of water and room for the roots to grow. Their is plenty of sun so it can grow. The Black Willow Tree is not going to die if the Mississippi River floods, it grows fast and replenishes itself. The Black Willow Tree will live to 70-85 years.
Monkey Flower
Get lots of water and the Monkey Flower needs little bit of shade and a little bit of sun and there is lots of shade and sun at the Mississippi River, The Monkey flower is toxic. The river gives the plant water to help it grow, The Monkey Flower could survive in the mud because it has short roots and can grow in any type of soil or dirt.
In the summer the Mississippi River can get up to 28*c that is hot enough to grow a Rosemallow. It needs wet ground to grow, it can get as tall as 2 meters. They grow quickly from the seed, a Rosemallow would survive the same way the Monkey Flower would because it can grow in almost any soil.
Swamp Milkweed
Grows best in wet conditions but will grow in dry conditions, Swamp Milkweed grows all over the Mississippi River on the shore line. The Swamp Milkweed would survive if the water was higher than usual.
River Bulrush
Grows on river banks and shady wet places, it would survive if the river overflowed a bit. it grows in the most common spot that the Mississippi River over flows ( upper Mississippi River)..

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