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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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Streams

Streams


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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