The main aspects of this ecosystem are a tract of wet spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of trees and other vegetation but an unfit environment for civilization. Most plants give oxygen to other animals. Lastly, swamps accumulate water quickly and disperse slowly.
Areas of New Jersey That Represent This Ecosystem
Areas that represent swamps are The Great Swamp in Morris County New Jersey. The Great swamp is one of the biggest and populated swamps in New Jersey. Another area in New Jersey that represents this ecosystem is Middlesex County New Jersey. It is called the Burnt Fly Bog. Burnt Fly Bog`s features include both cultural and historic features. The third area of New Jersey that represents this ecosystem is called the Pigeon Swamp State Park. As of 1973 Pigeon Swamp State Park was a 2,600 acre unprotected wetland.
Swamps Located Around The World
In addition to the United States, there are swamps in Brazil, Barbados, Indonesia, Russia, and several African countries. Also they are also located in Caribbean islands such as Trinidad and Tobago.
Plants and Animals
There are several hundred species in New Jersey swamps. There are trees, shrubs, aquatic, plants, ferns, sedges, grasses, and other vegetation. Some animals are white tailed deer, river otter, Muskrat, Gray squirrel, Opossum, Cottontail rabbit. Some Endangered animals are Indiana bat, bog turtle, blue spotted salamander, and a wood turtle.
How Do Swamps Help our Society?
Swamps help our society by accumulating water quickly, and disperse slowly. They poorly drain minerals. In swamps, plants dominate which means more vegetation.
Why Should We Save Our Swamps?
Swamps decay animals that prevent accumulation of other organism’s materials. The climate is amazing for wildlife so swamps would have to accumulate animals as much.
Possible Consequences Of Not Saving This Ecosystem
Possible consequences of not saving this ecosystem are the destruction of habitats (several). Also, possible extinction of species in New Jersey. Also polluted rivers.
Supported Industry Of This Ecosystem
|New Jersey swamps support Hunting, Education, and Photography. You can see this in swamps locations such as The Great Swamp in Morris County and also the Burnt Fly Bog.|