Without oxygen, as
in wetlands soils that are starved of oxygen.
Harmful substance deposited in the air or water or land.
Dead and dying plants; can also be bits of animal remains; forms base
of nutrient web in wetlands.
Food, water, shelter, and space that an animal requires.
(as in wetlands)
Amount and period of time that water is present.
Soils low or absent in oxygen due to their saturation in water.
Plants adapted to wet soil.
contaminant/pollutant/ sediment being carried by a stream, river, or
Water that drains or flows off the surface of the land.
Silt washed from the land and into the water. Soil, mineral Contains
few decomposing plants; usually comprised of materials such as clay,
sand, or silt. Soil, organic Contains large amount of decomposing plants.
The continuous circulation of water in systems throughout the planet,
involving condensation, precipitation, runoff, evaporation, and transpiration.
As defined by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: An area inundated or
saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient
to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, a prevalence
of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
adapted from Project WILD or Project WILD Aquatic Education Activity
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