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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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Difficulty Level:
Basic
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6 , 7
Date Created:
Jan 04, 2013
Last Modified:
Aug 29, 2016
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