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Characteristics of Bodies of Water, Waterways, Rivers. V.Martinez. Bay. bay A bay is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land (and is usually smaller than a gulf). Gulf. A gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).

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Characteristics of bodies of water waterways rivers

Characteristics of Bodies of Water, Waterways, Rivers

V.Martinez


Characteristics of bodies of water waterways rivers

Bay

bayA bay is a body of water

that is partly enclosed by land

(and is usually smaller than a gulf).


Characteristics of bodies of water waterways rivers

Gulf

  • A gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).


Isthmus

Isthmus

  • An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses. An isthmus has water on two sides.


Characteristics of bodies of water waterways rivers

Lake

  • A lake is a large body

  • of water surrounded

  • by land on all sides.

  • Really huge lakes

  • are often called

  • seas.


Ocean http www enchantedlearning com subjects ocean oceanlife shtml

Oceanhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/Oceanlife.shtml

  • An ocean is a large body

  • of salt water that

  • surrounds a continent.

  • Oceans cover more

  • then two-thirds of the

  • Earth's surface


Peninsula

Peninsula

  • peninsulaA peninsula is a

  • body of land that

  • is surrounded by

  • water on three

  • sides.


River

River

  • riverA river is a large,

  • flowing body of

  • water that

  • usually empties

  • into a sea or ocean.

  • The Mississippi River


Characteristics of bodies of water waterways rivers

Sea

  • seaA sea is a

  • large body

  • of salty water

  • that is often

  • connected to

  • an ocean.

  • A sea may

  • be partly or completely

  • surrounded by land.


Source

Source

  • sourceA source is the beginning of a river.

  • The source of the Mississippi River is

  • Lake Itasca.


Strait

Strait

  • straitA strait is a narrow

  • body of water that

  • connects two larger

  • bodies of water.


Swamp http www enchantedlearning com biomes swamp swamp shtml

Swamp http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/swamp/swamp.shtml

  • swampA swamp is a type of freshwater wetland that has spongy, muddy land and a lot of water. Many trees and shrubs grow in swamps.


Tributary

Tributary

  • tributaryA tributary is a stream or river that flows into a larger river


Waterfall

Waterfall

  • waterfallWhen a river falls off steeply, there is a waterfall. Niagara Falls are famous falls in the U.S.


Wetlands

Wetlands

  • wetlandA wetland is an area of land that is often wet; the soil in wetlands are often low in oxygen. Wetland plants are adapted to life in wet soil. There are many types of wetlands, including: swamp, slough, fen, bog, marsh, moor, muskeg, peatland, bottomland, delmarva, mire, wet meadow, riparian, etc.


Wetlands scenery

Wetlands Scenery

  • http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/education/endangered_species/bd11-btm.cfm


Louisiana wetlands http www ehponline org members 2006 114 1 spheres html

Louisiana Wetlandshttp://www.ehponline.org/members/2006/114-1/spheres.html

  • After Katrina


Louisiana wetlands http en wikipedia org wiki wetlands of louisiana

Louisiana Wetlandshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wetlands_of_Louisiana

  • The wetlands of Louisiana are water-saturated coastal and swamp regions of southern Louisiana .


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