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Mudflats

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Daniel Harthausen

on 14 September 2012

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Transcript of Mudflats

Mudflat Island! found on coastlines where the shore is protected from waves and sediments are very fine.
found next to salt marshe geographic characteristics: This Estuary occurs in various places around the world.
Some examples would be Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts. Great Rann of Kutch, India. Cook Inlet, Alaska. They also occur in the Baltic Sea near Germany. Where Mudflats Occur Phytoplankton and zooplankton are abundant. So are mud snails. Animals like oysters and clams that filter-feed live in mud flats
Fish and crabs move through the flats at high tide. Birds and predatory animals visit tidal flats at specific times for their catch. Organsims in Estuary producers are the microscopic algae living on the surface. snails gaze. feeders are clams, worms, and crustaceans carnivores are birds, flatfish, and rays biotic factors by Francesca, Phoebe, Meghan, Danny, and Kevin! MUDFLATS!! Biotic Factors
.They are oysters, mussels, clams, and phytoplankton. abiotic factors phytoplankton an zooplanton are abundant Specialized organisms burrowers
polychaete worms, burrowing crabs, crawling snails burrow and breathe through tubes
shipworms: burrow into wood and stick out their pallet
salmon kidneys
shoal and turtle grass trap sediments
organisms feast on mud! (oysters and worms) man's effect waste and storm water run off
dredging
"wasteland"
development
overexploitation habitats? yes

tidal mudflats - intertidal areas covered twice a day by high tides. low tides
vs.
high tide
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