Exercise 3.1A: Adaptations

Go to the Alberta Wetlands web site to learn more about the animals and plants that live in a wetland. http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8213.pdf 


Go to the USEPA website to learn more about the intertidal zone and the animals and plants that live there.
http://omp.gso.uri.edu/ompweb/doee/science/biology/inter1.htm 

1. Choose an animal that lives in Alberta's wetlands. What adaptation does it have to be successful in this environment?

2. Choose a plant that lives in Alberta's wetlands. What adaptations does it have to be successful in this environment?

3. What is the intertidal zone?

4. How do organisms protect themselves from drying out crashing waves, and predators?

5. Write a paragraph that describes the adaptations that submerged plants have for surviving in an aquatic ecosystem.
To gain more information use google and type in "submerged water plants" or if available visit http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/wetland_survey/adaptns.htm.

6. Write a paragraph that describes the adaptations that floating plants have for surviving in an aquatic ecosystem.
To gain more information use google and type in "floating water plants" or if available visit http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/wetland_survey/adaptns.htm.