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Everglades. Andrew Click Justin Kerr Colin Gensterblum. Biome. Temperature. P recipitation. PLANTS. Black Mangrove. Grows seaward with high arched prop roots extending out in tiers that turn downward from the trunk. This helps the tree absorb oxygen and reach out towards water sources.

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Everglades

Everglades

Andrew Click

Justin Kerr

Colin Gensterblum


Biome

Biome


Everglades

Temperature

Precipitation


Plants

PLANTS


Black mangrove

Black Mangrove

  • Grows seaward with high arched prop roots extending out in tiers that turn downward from the trunk.

  • This helps the tree absorb oxygen and reach out towards water sources.


Butterfly pea

Butterfly Pea


Brazilian pepper

Brazilian Pepper


White fragrant water lily

White Fragrant Water Lily


Sawgrass

Sawgrass


Animals

animals


Alligator

Alligator

  • Average length is 13 feet

  • Gender of offspring is determined by temperature of nest

  • Feast on turtles fish snakes birds and even engage in cannibalistic practices


Panther

Panther


Python

Python


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Stork


Skunk

Skunk


Pyramid

Pyramid


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Web


Keystone

keystone

  • Mutualism- fish and coral

  • Parasitism-wading birds and parasites

  • Commensalism- birds pick gators teeth

  • Competitive- gator eating fish


Endangered species

Endangered Species

  • Florida panther

  • American alligator

  • Snail kite (bird)

  • Cape Sable seaside sparrow


Importance of wetlands

Importance of Wetlands

  • Prevent Flooding

  • Recharge Aquifers

  • Filter Pollutants


Info on the glades video

Info on the glades-video

  • http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g143024-i18108775-

  • Everglades_National_Park_Florida.html


Human impact

Human Impact

  • The Florida everglades is one of the ecosystems most affected by humans.

  • Since around 1900 people have been draining the wetlands for agricultural purposes.

  • The “Central and South Florida Projects” were operations which had canals built to do the draining of the water, into the ocean.

  • The draining caused many native plants to die and promoted the growth of algae.


Everglades

Quiz

  • 1. Marshes, swamps, and bogs are examples of:

    • Estuaries

    • Terrestrial Biomes

    • Freshwater Wetlands

    • Oceans

  • 2. Which of the following is true regarding the importance of wetlands?

    • They help prevent flooding

    • They recharge aquifers

    • They filter pollutants

    • All of these

  • 3. Most of the freshwater biomes in Michigan are considered bogs.

    • True

    • False


Answers

Answers

  • 1)A

  • 2)D

  • 3)false


Cited sources

Cited Sources

  • http://www.crocodopolis.net/warning.jpg

  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Evergladesareamap.png

  • http://www.holidayweatherguide.com/united-states/florida/everglades

  • http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wetlands/images/red-mangrove.jpg

  • http://www.plantoftheweek.org/image/clitoria.jpg

  • http://resources.austinoutdoor.com/Portals/139292/images/brazilian%20pepper.jpg

  • http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/wetland/photos/fr_wtlily2.jpg

  • http://refugeassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/alligator-ding-darling-michael-dougherty.jpg

  • http://www.google.com/imgres?sa=X&biw=1024&bih=587&tbm=isch&tbnid=VCVKYCJAgj2

  • http://www.google.com/imgres?biw=1024&bih=587&tbm=isch&tbnid

  • http://www.google.com/imgres?biw=1024&bih=587&tbm=isch&tbnid=prWH9mEpI6RizM


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