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Aquatic Ecosystems

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Conservation Careful use
Watershed All the land from which water drains into a specific body of water
Sediment Silt, sand, rocks and other matter carried and deposited by moving water
Species A group of individuals sharing some common characteristics or qualities and a particular kind of creature
Endangered Species A type of plant or animal whose numbers are so small that it is at risk of extinction
Biodiversity The number and variety of living things in an environment
Climate Average weather conditions in an area over many years
Non Point Pollution Water pollution that comes from a broad area or a number of sources
How temperature of water affects amount of oxygen Higher the temperature, lower amount of oxygen, lower temperature, higher amount of oxygen
Threats to aquatic ecosystems Habitat destruction-cutting down trees, overgrown algae, water pollution, littering, invasive species, organic pollution (fertilizers), overpopulation, human destruction, erosion
Where water goes when it runs off a street into storm drains, and out to aquatic ecosystems (lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, etc.)
How do adaptations help organisms in their environment Protects organisms from predators, helps them hunt prey, allows for species to reproduce, continuation of species
How invasive species affects the ecosystems they are introduced into Use up resources meant for native species (food, shelter/habitat, space, etc.), could bring disease
Created by: MeredithM331