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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



Temperature

Precipitation



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.







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








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.


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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