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    Indiana Wetlands Essay

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    Introduction Wetlands are an important part of our ecosystem and perform diverse roles in the environment. The characteristics of a wetland begin with saturated ground for a significant part of the year, but does not need to completely saturated year round. A wetland can be seasonally flooded (Tiner). The wetlands in Indiana perform a vital role in water purification and some general flood protection. A part for these roles a diverse plant group is adapted and more prevalent among wetlands. Wetlands are a complicated part of the ecosystem and come in a multitude of different forms. Swamps for example are dominated by woody species, and have two more specific classifications, shrub or forested. Other wetland types include bogs which are characterized by the spongy soil and low nutrient levels or fens which are similar to bogs but less acidic and more nutrient rich (Wetlands). These wetlands add to…

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    Wetlands are natural occurring ecosystems. Wetlands improve water quality through the filtration of polluted water from point and non-point sources. Point sources of water pollution, industrial wastes and pipes, cause pollution in contingency with non-point sources such as storm-water and agricultural runoff from pesticides, fertilizer, and manure. Water pollution induces water eutrophication through oxygen depletion, temperature increase and imbalanced pH. Eutrophication of bodies of water…

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    Lee Ann Newson Summary

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    Lee Ann Newsom’s presentation represented an archeologist’s styles of studying past biodiversity and human existences up to 12,000 years ago. The theme of Dr. Newsom’s presentation was the significance of worldwide wetlands for the study of human life staring in the Late Pleistocene era up to approximately 1500 A.D.. Dr. Newsom began by explaining the significance of her theme. Wetlands provide good environments for the preservation of sediment, since sediment creates hypoxic and anoxic…

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    The city of Beaufort where I reside has an amazing high of 336 square miles of water versus 583 square miles of land. Beaufort,S.C is surrounded by many wetlands. Upon doing some research I found that this state has "5 major types of wetlands palustrine (marshes and swamps), riverine (wetlands associated with rivers and streams), lacustrine (wetlands associated with lakes), marine wetlands (saltwater inter-tidal areas associated with the ocean), and estuarine wetlands (brackish water areas where…

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    Salt water marsh provide ecosystems to many type of wildlife. But in the past two centauries there has been many dangers to the marshes. Rising sea level has became a major problem for today’s environment, particularly the pacific coast marshes and wetlands, according to Dr. Glen Macdonald’s research. He has done research on how the sea level rising is affecting the marshes. His research has been focused on the 14 salt water marshes along the pacific coast, ranging from Tijuana to the northern…

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    Southwest Louisiana is characterized by extensive coastal marshland interrupted by numerous forests atop relict beach ridges, or chenier ridges, and natural ridges or levees. The cheniers of southwest Louisiana and the natural ridges of southeast Louisiana are unique geological features that are critical components of the ecology of these areas. They support a diversity of wildlife and, because of their location along important migration pathways, are especially important for Neotropical…

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    Everyone in this world values something. Some people value an electronic device, a blanket, their parents, but what about a home? Some people in this world aren't lucky enough to have a home. It's reasonable to say you value your parents because they put a roof over your head, but when you leave to live on your own, what happens then? You have to find a way to live on your own, same as the animals and plants in Florida's Everglades. No not only Florida's Everglades, but the wetlands of the…

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    to favor one habitat over the other. From our hypothesis, we believe birds are going to be more numerous by the Westfield River than the wetland and will be more active during the morning. Question Where are birds going to be most commonly spotted at walking distance from Westfield State University, the wetland or the westfield river floodplain forest? Background:…

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    Essay On Bog Mummies

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    While harvesting peat soil for plants, you come upon a body. The body looks like it could have happened a month ago. You question yourself, is this a recent murder scene? However, it is a murder from thousands of years ago. Bog mummies are people that were accidentally mummified many years ago. They were people that were usually violently killed in sacrifice and thrown into a bog. They believed that bogs were a connection to the gods. The bog mummies were wonderfully preserved people,…

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    Salt Marsh Research Paper

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    An area of coastal wetland that is regularly flooded and drained by seawater is known as a salt marsh. Salt marshes are extremely important to many species as it serves as their habitat, and also saves them from potential predators as only certain species are able to live in the environment of a salt marsh. The salt marsh is mostly shallow and brackish, and consists of mostly saltwater. Salt marshes often develop amid marine and terrestrial environments, which results in biologically diverse…

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