Animals & Plants of the Freshwater - Biomes of the World. KDE Santa Barbara. Location | Plants | Animals | People | Links LOCATION: Freshwater ecosystems include lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.
Lakes are large bodies of freshwater surrounded by land, while ponds are smaller bodies of water surrounded by land. Lake Baikal, in central Asia, is the biggest lake on Earth; it contains about one fifth of the Earth’s freshwater and has a maximum depth of 5,315 feet (1,620 meters)! Lake Tahoe is a huge lake on the border of California and Nevada that originates from mountain stream runoff. The freshwater biome. Online exhibits : The world's biomes The freshwater biome Freshwater is defined as having a low salt concentration — usually less than 1%.
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