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Biomes - Swamp (EN Földrajz, GHE)

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Gabriella Kota

on 22 January 2014

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Transcript of Biomes - Swamp (EN Földrajz, GHE)

Swamp What do we know about it? Plants&Animals in swamps Swamps can be found on all continents except Antarctica. Africa Asia North America Some swamp plants are dangerously poisonous and should not be handled or consumed. There are also some edible and medicinal plants found in the swamp lands. Alligators are one of the most dangerous animals in swamps a swamp's climate: A swamp is a forested wetland. Swamps are characterized by very slow-moving waters. -very wet A swamp in Florida The swamps are also home to variety of snakes, including a few venomous ones such as the pygmy, eastern diamondback and timber rattlesnakes, water moccasin or cottonmouth and the eastern coral snake. sweet flag the poison sumac, for example The best-known marshland areas in Africa are The Sudd and the Okavango Delta (picture) Vasyugan swamp in western Siberia Atchafalaya basin -warm -nutrient-rich soil -many plants and animals pygmy water mocassin eastern diamondback saw palmetto famous examples: Thanks for watching!:) Honey Island Swamp Okefenokee Many swamps occur along large rivers, where they are critically dependent upon natural water level fluctuations. Other swamps occur on the shores of large lakes. The two main types of swamp are "true" or swamp forests and "transitional" or shrub swamps. The water of a swamp may be fresh water, brackish water or seawater. Some of the world's largest swamps are found along major rivers such as the Amazon, the Mississippi, and the Congo.

Swamps and other wetlands have traditionally held a very low property value compared to fields, prairies, or woodlands. They have a reputation as being unproductive land that can't be easily utilized for human activities, other than perhaps hunting and trapping. Farmers for example typically drained swamps next to their fields so as to gain more land usable for planting crops. A swamp is any wetland dominated by woody plants
Swamps are forested wetlands. Like marshes, they are often found near rivers or lakes and have mineral soil that drains very slowly. Unlike marshes, they have trees and bushes. They may have water in them for the whole year or for only part of the year. Swamps vary in size and type. Some swamps have soil that is nutrient rich, other swamps have nutrient poor soil. Swamps are often classified by the types of trees that grow in them.
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