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Freshwater Biome Project

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Elisabeth Krueger

on 30 August 2010

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Freshwater Biome Lake Superior Animals Fish Mammals Birds Species native to the lake include: bloater, brook trout, burbot, cisco, lake sturgeon, lake trout, lake whitefish, longnose sucker, muskellunge, northern pike, pumpkinseed, rock bass, round whitefish, smallmouth bass, walleye, white sucker and yellow perch. In addition, many fish species have been either intentionally or accidentally introduced to Lake Superior: atlantic salmon, brown trout, carp, chinook salmon, coho salmon, freshwater drum, pink salmon, rainbow smelt, rainbow trout, round goby, ruffe, sea lamprey and white perch Location Lake Superior is bounded to the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of Minnesota, and to the south by the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Michigan. Rainfall Bibliography Temperature Ranges Decomposers and insects Temperature variations between night and day tend to be fairly limited during summer, with a difference that can reach 17 degree F, and in the winter an average difference of 18F. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest month being July with an average rainfall of 3.73 inches. "Lake Superior Climate - Messina & Associates." Homes for Sale Duluth MN - Duluth Minnesota Real Estate - Messina & Associates. Web. 29 Aug. 2010. <http://mzr.com/edu/att/climate.htm>. Gates, Resulted In. "Lake Superior." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 29 Aug. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Superior>. Mammals that depend on Lake Superior streams for their primary habitat or their primary food source include beaver, mink, muskrat, river otter, and raccoons. Freshwater macroinvertebrates include the aquatic insects, mites, worms, snails, and crayfish. Also called benthic macroinvertebrates or more simply "benthos" because they live on surfaces like rocks, logs, sediment, debris and aquatic plants during some period in their life "Understanding - Benthos." Lake Superior - Duluth Streams. Web. 29 Aug. 2010. <http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/understanding/benthos.html>. http://gregrob.ca/640x480/superior.jpg http://www.lszoo.org/tour/polar/otter.htm http://www.redorbit.com/modules/reflib/article_images/30_d29dbef933b6bc531c635a36183372df.jpg http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/understanding/birds.html •Mallard
•Great Blue Heron
•Belted Kingfisher
•Eastern Phoebe
•Northern Waterthrush
•Common Yellowthroat
•Swamp Sparrow Amphibians and Reptiles Frogs and toads
-American toad
-Gray Tree frog
-Green frog
-Northern Leopard frog
-Mink frog
-Western Chorus frog
-Wood frog

Salamanders
-Red Backed salamander
-Eastern Tiger salamander
-Blue-spotted salamander
-Spotted salamander

Turtles
-Wood turtle
-Painted turtle
-Blanding's turtle http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/understanding/frogs.html http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/superior/lsm_map2.jpg http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/understanding/benthos.html http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/understanding/understanding_biota.html Biotic Interactions Abiotic Factors Rocky soil, mid-latitude continental climate, moderate sunlight, high winds because it's a large lake and the frictionless surface makes air glide across. Plants Algae Lichens http://www.flickr.com/photos/sally-jane/3300999094/ Notable Features -Lake superior is the second largest lake in the world and the largest freshwater lake. -Scattered throughout the earth, several are remnants from the Pleistocene glaciation(first epoch of the Quatenary Period). Biotic Interections
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