Aquatic Ecosystems CONT…. Wetlands. Wetlands contain fresh water for part of the year -trap and filter sediments and pollutants -protect shorelines from erosion -spawning grounds for many commercially important species
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-trap and filter sediments and pollutants
-protect shorelines from erosion
-spawning grounds for many commercially important species
-habitat for rare and endangered animals and plants
-very productive ecosystems
-rich in nutrients and minerals
-plenty of sunlight (shallow water)
One of the worlds most biologically diverse ecosystems
42% at low risk
31% at medium risk
27% at high risk
Marlins, Tuna, Dolphins, Swordfish, and Sharks.