Welcome to Aquatic by Megan,Graham,and Rachelle.

Aquatic Definition The Aquatic Biome is 70% the Earth’s surface that is only water. It has two types of water, saltwater, and freshwater. The Aquatic Biome has lots of animals in both the saltwater and freshwater regions. The Aquatic also has a lot of plants too, but they are mainly at the bottom of the body of water. The Aquatic Biome has lots of unique animals. The Aquatic is mostly made up with ocean water, but there are huge lakes and a ton of freshwater. For example, the Great Lakes, listed below, have 553 billion gallons in one inch of surface water. The Aquatic Biome is very important and without it, we wouldn’t be alive.


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Environment Concerns: The Aquatic does not have enough oxygen because of extra nitrogen from farm fertilizers, vehicles, factories, and sewage. The most dangerous one is toxic sludge in the Gulf of Mexico that comes from Mississippi and farms in the Midwest. If global warming happens it will make it worse and more severe.


Caribbean Sea
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  1. My location is the Caribbean Sea.
  2. The Caribbean Sea is found between The Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and is near Central America.
  3. The average temperature is 77°-88°.The climate is hot and humid.







My palnts
Adaptions to Environment


  1. Algae They find their food by doing almost the same thing as Sea Grass and survive by living of other plants.
  2. Sea grass They find their food by swaying back and forth and capturing stuff and live at the bottom of the ocean where they find food.



My Animals
Adaptions to Environment
  1. Sea Urchins: They find their food by swimming around and grabbing them when they can with their tentacles and adjust to the temperature around them
  2. Ctenophore-is a small sea animal that live in all oceans of the world it is also called comb jellies and sea walnuts the body a Ctenophore looks ball, thimble or belt. Looks kind of like a jelly fish. It moves slowly trough the water.




Arabian Sea

Climate - The Arabian Sea is off the coast of India and Oman. And in between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. It is usually hot and the temperature is 31°F - 88°F.
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Plants
Adaptions
1. Zooxanthellage
2. Sea weed
1. Lives survives in ocean
2. It can be found on land and in oceans.









Animals
Adaptions
1. Crab plover
2. Sponges
1. They survive in oceans.
2. They survive in oceans.




Great Lakes



Average Yearly Temperature: 33°-45°
Stormiest Months: October and November
Calmest Months: June and July
52 days of heavy fog each year
The lakes get 40%-95% covered with ice most winters

Fish Adaptations:
Alewife - they are originally from the Atlantic Coast and entered the Great Lakes through the Welland Canal so it was very hard to adapt to the freshwater. Also, they eat plankton and other small organisms to stay alive.
Bloater - they eat zooplankton and small organisms near the lake bottom but have to compete with the Alewife to get it. Although they get less food, they have learned to grow more than Alewives.

Plant Adaptations:
Water Hyacinth - can grow twice its size in up to ten days. Also, they block sunlight from getting to the plants below, so they dye, and take the oxygen from the fish below, so they dye. Water Hyacinths block boats from getting through their “blanket” and are a hazard.
– the orchid lives on the outside of the Lakes and is threatened because their habitat is being demolished from farming uses.


The Aquatic has lack of oxygen which is caused by nitrogen from farm fertilitzers, from vehicals , factories and sewage. It flows through The Gulf of Mexico, and Mississippi and from farms in the Midwest.Global warming will make it worse or more severe.




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