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11.18: Fresh Water Ecosystems

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aphotic zone Zone in open water that is too deep for light to penetrate.
bog Wetland with soggy soil.
limnology Study of freshwater bodies and the organisms that live in them.
littoral Zone near a shoreline where light can penetrate.
marsh Shallow wetland with grasses and reeds, but there no trees; water may be fresh, saline, or brackish.
photic zone Zone in open water that is shallow enough for light to penetrate.
swamp Low-lying wetland where water moves very slowly and oxygen levels are low.
wetlands Lands that are wet a large amount of the time.

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