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Flashcards in Freshwater Ecosystems Deck (18):
1

Strong, wide stream is called a...

River

2

A stream of water joining a larger stream is a...

Tributary

3

What is one imported abiotic factor in freshwater ecosystems?

Water it's not that hard

4

What attaches to rocks
A: insects
B: tadpoles
C: Algae and Moss

C Algae and Moss

5

What lives under rocks?
A: Insects
B: Tadpoles
C: Algae and Moss

A Insects

6

What uses suction disc?
A: Insects
B: Tadpoles
C: Algae and Moss

B Tadpoles

7

The zone that goes as deep as the sunlight can reach home to many photosynthetic plankton.
A: Deepwater zone
B: Open water zone
C: Littoral zone

B Open water zone

8

The zone where no sunlight reaches organisms feed on dead organisms from above.
A: deepwater zone
B: Open water zone
C: littoral zone

A deepwater zone

9

The zone closest to the edge of the lake or pond sunlight reaches the bottom.
A: deepwater zone
B: Open water zone
C: littoral zone

C Littoral zone

10

What enables algae and plants to grow in the littoral zone?

The sunlight reaches the bottom so things can get energy to grow.

11

Name three organisms that live in the Deepwater zone.

Catfish, worms, fungi.

12

A wetland ecosystem
A: wetland
B: Marsh
C: swamp

C Swamp

13

An area of land sometimes underwater or with very moist soil.
A: wetland
B: marsh
C: swamp

A wetland

14

A wetland ecosystem that has no trees but has other plants.
A: wetland
B: Marsh
C: swamp

B Marsh

15

Name three reasons wetlands are valuable.

Rich soil, supports life, replenish land in dry times

16

Where are freshwater marshes often found?

On the edge of another body of water.

17

Where are swamps found

In low-lying areas and near slow moving rivers.

18

Name two places that water in rivers may come from.

Precipitation and the top of mountains where the snow is when it melts