Wetland Biome Facts

Wetland Biome Facts
The wetland biome consists of any body of water that stands still and lies low. Wetlands are normally located near a river, lake, or stream and often provide these areas with plant matter which feeds fish. The fact that the water level varies throughout the year is a characteristic that all wetlands share.
Interesting Wetland Biome Facts:
Wetlands are always associated with land. They are the barrier between land and water.
The wetland biome includes swamps, bogs, and marshes.
Many wetlands serve as a reservoir for excessive rainfall to prevent flooding.
Wetland biomes appear on every continent except Antarctica.
It is common to find wetland biomes situated inside of another biome. For this reason, the wetland biome is often overlooked.
Wetlands can be made of freshwater, saltwater, or a combination of the two.
Wetland biomes typically remain humid and moist at all times making it the perfect home for many animals.
There is more animal diversity in the wetland biome than any other biome type.
Often times, people mistake wetlands for something harmful or nonessential. They refer to them as swamplands or wastelands and aim to destroy them.
There are many different animals that live in wetland biomes, but one can generally expect to see amphibians, birds and many different insects there.
Some birds remain at a particular wetland all year long while other birds migrate from wetland to wetland.
Wetlands serve as a filter that purifies or cleans surface water.
Some wetlands are referred to as seasonal, meaning they typically form in the fall and winter but are totally dried out during the summer.
A swamp is a wetland that contains trees like a forest. There are many swamps located in Florida such as the Everglades.
Wetland biomes are responsible for keeping rivers at a normal level. They hold water and then release it to the river as needed.

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