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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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Bay

bayA bay is a body of water

that is partly enclosed by land

(and is usually smaller than a gulf).

slide3
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.
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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.shtmlOceanhttp://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
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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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