Whether coastal marshes, inland swamps, or remote bogs, wetlands play an important ecological, economic, and cultural role in societies around the world. Wetlands are technically defined by hydrology patterns, soil characteristics and/or types of vegetation present in a certain area. The valuable services they provide include water quality improvement and protection, water storage during flooding, erosion control in coastal areas, and rich and diverse wildlife habitat.
Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean mangrovesLast Updated on 2013-05-21 at 15:19
The Mesoamerican Gulf-Caribbean mangroves occupy a long expanse of disjunctive coastal zone along the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico for portions of Central America and... More »
Singapore Strait Last Updated on 2013-05-13 at 23:11
The Singapore Strait is an oceanic water body between Singapore and Indonesia, connecting the South China Sea with the Strait of Malacca.
This maritime waterway is an... More »
Wadden SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 22:39
The Wadden Sea is an intertidal zone of the North Sea situated between the coast of northwestern continental Europe and the range of Frisian Islands.
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North SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 22:37
The North Sea is a shallow saline water body that is part of the northeast Atlantic Ocean. It is generally bounded by England and Scotland on the west, and by Norway, Germany,... More »
Black SeaLast Updated on 2013-05-13 at 19:58
The Black Sea is a Mediterranean sea, centered at approximately 35o E and 44o N; it is considered the world’s largest inland water basin, although technically it is... More »
FreshwaterLast Updated on 2013-04-24 at 19:23
The definition of freshwater is water containing less than 1000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids, most often salt. The global distribution of... More »