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Streams. Location of Streams. Streams can be found everywhere!. Physical Characteristics. STREAMS ARE: Usually freshwater Cool (Temperature) Narrow – Wide Shallow-Deep High o xygen levels Few tributaries = Flows Quicker More tributaries = Flows Slower Flows into one direction.

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location of streams
Location of Streams
  • Streams can be found everywhere!
physical characteristics
Physical Characteristics

STREAMS ARE:

  • Usually freshwater
  • Cool (Temperature)
  • Narrow – Wide
  • Shallow-Deep
  • High oxygen levels
  • Few tributaries = Flows Quicker
  • More tributaries = Flows Slower
  • Flows into one direction
base of food web
Base of food web
  • Microorganisms
  • Algae
  • Plants(Emergents, Floating, Submergents)
types of animals that can be found
Types of animals that can be found
  • Flies (Dragonflies, Caneflies)
  • Waterbugs (Water scorpion, striders, boatmen)
  • Beetles
  • Crayfish
  • Scuds
  • Snails
  • Leeches
  • Fish (Bluegill, Salmon, Bass, Catfish, Sculpin, Minnow)
  • Snakes
  • Turtles
  • Frogs
facts
Facts
  • A lot of streams in the world are polluted, and there has been a major decrease in animal life.
  • Sewage and runoff flows into streams
  • Streams are still contaminated with mercury from the gold mining days.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/stream.html
  • http://fcit.usf.edu/Florida/maps/galleries/state/1950-1999/index.php
  • http://techalive.mtu.edu/meec/module05/PhysicalCharacteristics.htm
  • http://www.epa.gov/bioiweb1/aquatic/rivers_and_streams.html
  • http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthrivers.html
  • http://streams.osu.edu/about.php
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