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plants are essential to shoreline preservation.Consider a body of water that has plants...

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adilyas | eNoter

Posted May 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM via web

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plants are essential to shoreline preservation.Consider a body of water that has plants on the shoreline.it can be a nearby pond, river, or lake.

describe 3 ways that plants help to sustian a healthy waterfront at this body of water.

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tjbrewer | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted May 23, 2013 at 8:44 PM (Answer #1)

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At a pond that I have access to:

Along one shore of the pond there are river birch trees.  Near the top of the pond are Pussywillows.  The roots of the willows and birch hold the soil along the shore together, preventing erosion. 

The trees shelter parts of the shore from wind and the prying eyes of predators making a perfect habitat for many animals e.g. ducks, and frogs. 

The trees shade the water keeping it from getting very warm.  Cooler water can hold more oxygen, so fish can live in the pond.  The fish feed on smaller animals (e.g. insect larvae) and plants, and in turn feed predators like Bobcats and Osprey. 

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