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Transcript of Aquatic Biomes
Regions Marine Location Temperature
The average temperature of a marine biome is 39 degrees Fahrenheit; however, the temperature of the water varies seasonally and according to the location of the body of water. The temperature will be at its highest at the equator and lower near the poles. In addition, the temperature decreases as the depth of the body of water increases. Precipitation
More than half of the rain that falls on the planet earth, fall over the marine biome .The strong winds blowing over the oceans and evaporation of water from these water bodies contribute a major role when it comes to precipitation in various terrestrial biomes.
The World's largest Biome Furthermore, the water is warmer during the spring and summer due to the high amount of sunlight absorbed, and is colder during the fall and winter. Smaller bodies of water tend to freeze as a result of this. Soil
Sandy, silty and clay soils are all found in freshwater biomes, while the marine biome soil is lake sand or just rocky dirt.
Marine: Fish, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and seabirds (penguins, albatross, seagulls, etc). Many species have yet to be discovered due to the massive size of the oceans.
Freshwater: Rivers and streams house different types of freshwater fish, while wetlands house a variety of amphibians, reptiles and insect species. There are also a wide variety of birds living in these regions (geese, ducks, seagulls, etc.) Plants
Marine: Coral reefs, algae,kelp, sea grasses, phytoplankton, seaweeds, mangroves, sea anemones, marsh grasses, sea cabbage, etc. found inestuaries. There are also various flowering plants as well.
Fresh: Species found along streams and rivers are water stargrass, tape grass, coontails, etc. There are also trees such as willows, river birch, cottonwoods, box elder, etc. These trees grow in shallow water and where the flow of water is slow. Plants like cattails and lily pads are also found in shallow ponds and lakes. The trees growing in wetland areas are gum, cypress, black spurce, tamarack, etc. Human Impacts
Dams block fish from mating, agricultural and industrial runoff pollute the waters with pesticides and other pollutants, wetlands are being drained for crop irrigation, and humans continue to hunt the animals in the waters.