Black Mangrove Grows seaward with high arched prop roots extending out in tiers that turn downward from the trunk. This helps the tree absorb oxygen and reach out towards water sources.
White Fragrant Water Lily
Alligator Average length is 13 feet Gender of offspring is determined by temperature of nest Feast on turtles fish snakes birds and even engage in cannibalistic practices
keystone Mutualism- fish and coral Parasitism-wading birds and parasites Commensalism- birds pick gators teeth Competitive- gator eating fish
Endangered Species Florida panther American alligator Snail kite (bird) Cape Sable seaside sparrow
Importance of Wetlands Prevent Flooding Recharge Aquifers Filter Pollutants
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Human Impact The Florida everglades is one of the ecosystems most affected by humans. Since around 1900 people have been draining the wetlands for agricultural purposes. The Central and South Florida Projects were operations which had canals built to do the draining of the water, into the ocean. The draining caused many native plants to die and promoted the growth of algae.
Quiz 1. Marshes, swamps, and bogs are examples of: a) Estuaries b) Terrestrial Biomes c) Freshwater Wetlands d) Oceans 2. Which of the following is true regarding the importance of wetlands? a) They help prevent flooding b) They recharge aquifers c) They filter pollutants d) All of these 3. Most of the freshwater biomes in Michigan are considered bogs. True False