Follow us on:
Meet the staff
By Animal group
Keys and information sheets
Evolution and adaptation
Social organisation and mating system
Ecosystems and habitats
Get in touch
"Fresh" water environments that do not contain much salt.
Rivers and Streams
Natural bodies of moving water that empty into seas, oceans or lakes.
Lakes and Ponds
Inland bodies of standing water. Usually freshwater but can be saline. In general, lakes are better than ponds.
Lowland areas that are saturated with water. Includes marshes, swamps and bogs.
Small bodies of standing water that periodically dry up and then refill with water when it next rains.
Areas where freshwater meets saline water, usually when a river flows into the ocean and tidal influences change the salinity of the water. Includes places like estuaries.
Create a free website