26.Estuaries Notes Day 2. EQ: What are the different aquatic ecosystems? Why are they so important to life on Earth? LT: I can identify various aquatic ecosystems & their important features. POU: I will describe Estuaries and their importance as a diverse ecosystem.
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How does an estuary benefit the hydrosphere?
Title Assignment #
Properties of Water Cloze Notes (Handout) 6
Properties of Water Vocabulary 7
Water Properties Webquest 8
Water Cycle Brainpop 9
Water Cycle Vocabulary 10
Water on Earth Notes 11
River Basin Notes 12
River Basin Vocab 13
River Basin Scavenger Hunt 14
Estuaries Notes 15
1. Because estuaries are shallow (less than 30 ft deep) sunlight penetrates all the way to the bottom. This promotes plant growth.
2. Rivers feed estuaries sediments rich in nutrients, which settle onto the sand and mud of the estuary floor.These unique conditions create biodiversity in species of (fish, shrimp, crabs, clams, and oysters) that adapt the brackish conditions.
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