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Aquatic Biomes

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Did you know that over 75% of our Earth is covered in water? The water on our planet is categorized into two regions: freshwater biomes and marine biomes. A biome is a broad, regional type of ecosystem characterized by distinctive climate and soil conditions and a distinctive kind of biological community adapted to those conditions.


This web site is designed to help you understand the difference between each aquatic biome. You can learn in about each aquatic biome by clicking on the navigation bar listed above.

After you are done learning about the biomes, you will take a brief quiz on aquatic biomes to check how much you learned. So, make sure you take your time reading each page and take notes as you go!

Freshwater biomes include three categories:
1) Rivers and Streams

2) Ponds and Lakes

3) Wetlands


Marine biomes include three categories:
1) oceans

2) coral reefs

3) estuaries


Click on the navigation bar above to learn about the different biomes.