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A Wetland Habitat
A Wetland Habitat

Explore Aquatic Ecosystems - Wetlands (Set of 5)
Explore Aquatic Ecosystems -
Wetlands (Set of 5)

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National Wetlands Newsletter

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April 22

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kettle lake

Great Rann of Kutch
Lena Delta

Limberlost Swamp
Long Island Sound

Swamp Landscape, Jasmund National Park, Germany, Photographic Print
Swamp Landscape, Jasmund National Park, Germany,
Photographic Print

(54º32'0"N 13º35'0"E)

Germany's Jasmund National Park nature reserve in the northeast of Rügen island in the Baltic Sea.

Behind the famous and picturesqe chalk cliffs are many water-filled, undrained dells and hollows, most of which came into existence as ice-age dead ice holes.

Mt. Thor and Frozen Kettle Lake, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, Photographic Print
Mt. Thor and Frozen Kettle Lake, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada,
Photographic Print

Kettle lakes are shallow, sediment-filled bodies of water formed by retreating glaciers or draining floodwaters.

Salt Pans, Kutch District, Gujarat, India, Photographic Print
Salt Pans, Kutch District, Gujarat, India, Photographic Print

(24º5'11"N 70º38'16"E)

The Great Rann of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh in the Thar Desert border region of India and Pakistan.

One of the hottest areas of India, the flat desert of salty clay and mudflats fill with standing water during the monsoon season.

The Kutch is the only place where flamingoes breed in Pakistan and India, and the area is famous for the world's last population of Indian Wild Ass.

The salt pans in the above photograph are probably near Dandi, the small village in the Gujarat state where Gandhi lead the Salt March act of civil disobedience, and are not part of the wetlands.

The Hindi word rann means “salt marsh”.

Lean River Delta, Art Print
Lena River Delta,
Art Print

(73º0'0"N 127º0'0"W)

The Lena delta is frozen tundra for about 7 months of the year, the spring thaw in May transforms the region into a lush wetland for a few months. The Vasyugan Swamp, the largest swamp in the northern hemisphere, is a tributary of the Ob River.

The Lena River is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (Ob River and the Yenisei River). The Lena is the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed.

Lean River Delta, Art Print
Girl of the Limberlost

(40º44'17"N 85º10'20"W)

Limberlost Swamp is a wetland with mixed vegetation in Indiana; it is the western end of the Great Black Swamp of Ohio.

The Limberlost Swamp was the setting of Gene Stratton-Porter's popular novels A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) and Freckles (1904), as well as her numerous books on the swamp's natural life. The Girl of the Limberlost has been made into several movies.

Shelter Island, Long Island, New York State, United States of America, North America, Photographic Print
Shelter Island at the eastern
end of Long Island Sound,
New York State,
Photographic Print

(41º05'48"N 72º52'52"W)

Long Island Sound is a long, narrow, and shallow estuary (a place where fresh and salt water mix) of the Atlantic Ocean, located between Connecticut to the north and Long Island, New York to the south, in the United States.

Long Island Sound is home to more than 1,200 species of invertebrates, 170 species of fish, and dozens of species of migratory birds live at least part of the year. More than 21 million people live within 50 miles of the sound.

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