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What is the difference between lake and pond?

A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land, while a pond is a small body of still water.

What threats are there to lakes and ponds?

Biochemical waste damages all bodies of water. The solution is to dispose the chemicals properly and don't pour anything down the drain. Throwing plastic and other junk while on picnics, walking past bodies of water, biking etc. damages the water. The water gets dirty and the organisms in the water die and get extinct and the the rest of the food chain well break down, and the whole ecosystem will disappear. The solution to that is to bring a bag to put your garbage in that instead of throwing it on the ground or into the water.

What is the salinity of lakes and pond freshwater?

Freshwater is defined as having a low salt concentration — usually less than 1%. Plants and animals in freshwater regions are adjusted to the low salt content and would not be able to survive in areas of high salt concentration

What kind of decomposers live in a woodland biome?

The type of decomposers that live in a woodland biome would bemushrooms, fungi, and moss. All of these organisms normally can befound on the sides of trees or in moist soil.

Are there any decomposers in the savanna biome?

In pretty much every biome, there are decomposers. The savanna biome is no different. There are scavengers, which eat remains of dead animals and thus help get rid of them. Some examples of scavengers would be the red headed vulture, hyena, and occasionally, lions.But there are other decomposers in the savanna such as the worm, and even bacteria that will break down dead animals and turn them into nutrients for the soil. To answer your question, yes, there are decomposers in the savanna biome.

What are the decomposers in a marine biome?

Decomposers are considered the cleaners of a marine biome. Examplesof decomposers are hagfish, worms, shrimp, and crabs. Bacteria andfungi are also decomposers.

Are lakes and ponds freshwater or saltwater?

It depends on the lake and pond. Usually, lakes and ponds are freshwater because they normally have an outlet of some form. In some cases, there is no outlet, allowing salt to accumulate. Some of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth are actually lakes.

What are all the decomposers of a pond?

Decomposers are life forms that break down dead plants and animals so that the nutrients are released back into the water and air, where they become available to plants. The main decomposers of the pond are fungi and bacteria. See "The Pond" by Gerald Thompson and Jennifer Coldrey, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984.

Human impact on ponds and lakes?

Humans have a lot of impact on lakes. The fertilizers we put in and the industries we build have a lot of impact on a pond. Even washing your car can harm ducks because of the washed soap that goes in the pond.

What are the physical features of lakes and ponds?

A lake or pond is a relatively still body of water. Its topmost layer called is the littoral zone, it is the layer that the sun can penetrate. This zone is usually from about 10 to 15 degrees C in the summer. This is the zone that contains the algae plants, fish, and snails, etc. The Littoral Zone is poor in nutrient and rich in oxygen by the end of the summer. Then there is a bottom layer- I'm not so sure what it's called. It sustains little life except for decomposers. This layer has no/little light. By the end of the summer this layer is poor in oxygen but rich in nutrients (all of the dead things from the top sink and decompose.) When fall comes around, the cooling results in a mixing of these layers and the lake freezes over, waiting for the cycle to start again in spring. . This is what I know of the physical features of lakes and ponds.

How can a pond or a lake become a forest?

Ponds and lakes typically become forests by silting up. The sediments of a river can become trapped in a shallow lake and eventually becomes higher than the water level or water table. This forst forms a meadow, and later the larger trees grow in. This is now occurring at Mirror Lake in Yosemite National Forest. Lakes that dry up will usually not become forests because they lack groundwater, and there may be a concentration of alkali salts in the lake bed.

How can a pond and a lake become a forest?

Ponds and lakes typically become forests by silting up. The sediments of a river can become trapped in a shallow lake and eventually becomes higher than the water level or water table. This forst forms a meadow, and later the larger trees grow in. This is now occurring at Mirror Lake in Yosemite http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_can_a_pond_or_a_lake_become_a_forest# Forest. Lakes that dry up will usually not become forests because they lack groundwater, and there may be a concentration of alkali salts in the lake bed. Done by a 7th grader ha ha :D .

How are lakes and ponds formed?

By Ricardo & bryan There are a number of natural processes that can form lakes. A recent tectonic uplift of a mountain range can create bowl-shaped depressions that accumulate water and form lakes. The advance and retreat of glaciers can scrape depressions in the surface where water accumulates; such lakes are common in Scandinavia, Patagonia, Siberia, and Canada. The most notables examples are probably the Great Lakes of North America.

What are ponds and lakes?

ponds and lakes are full of water, some people who live in different locations drink out of that water

What are the 3 major decomposers in a savanna biome?

Well, since there arent really many decomposers, I'd say that scavengers are a whole lot more common... This includes vultures, hyenas and sometimes lions!

What if lakes and ponds didn't exist?

in the case of lakes there would be alot less water to drink for everyone...we cant drink seawater directly! and earth wouldn't be earth then..

Explain how ponds and lakes form?

Ponds and lakes form when rainwater is collected in a large dip in the ground, and eventually, the land around it gets washed away, making the area big enough not to evaporate every time there is a dry spell.

What plants live in lakes and ponds?

Various types of seaweed, lily pads, long grass, and some flowers amune to moisture. Also there are water lilies,algae and other unknown types.Someone should create a website for these types of things you know? there are also roots, cattail, and algae

What is a decomposer in a marine biome?

An eel that feeds off of dead whales. First sharks eat the the eels come and eat of of the bones and flesh.

What are the temperatures for ponds and lakes?

Which pond where when? The temperature of a body of water depends on where it is, how deep it is, where the water filling it comes from, and what the ambient temperature is. In other words, you haven't given us nearly enough information to answer the question.

Are there ponds or lakes in the rainforest?

Yes! There are ponds in the rainforest's because it usually raining there that the rain makes ponds in deep holes and land I'm not sure if there are lakes, usually it doesn't rain until it makes a lake. There probably can be lakes in other rainforest's around the world. (Around the equator is usually where rainforest's are usually located, so it can be very warm.)

What lives in ponds and lakes?

dinosaurs live in lakes and kill every living thing in there way -_- and fish,crocs and birds

When is a pond become a lake?

According to the International Ramsar Wetland convention a pond is less than 8 hectares in size, and a lake is larger than 8 hectares. However this definition has not been accepted by all biologists and researchers.

What are some decomposers in the Freshwater biome?

In a fresh water biome there are many decomposers. Although, theyare mostly the same. They consist of earthworms, algea, and fungi.

What do decomposers do in a pond ecosystem?

Decomposers do the same thing they do on land in a pond ecosystem.The decompose or break down dead organisms.

How are lakes and ponds the same?

I don't think that ponds and lakes are the same. Ponds are usually smaller and lakes are usually larger.

What decomposers live in ponds?

Bacteria and fungi are the decomposers that you will find living inponds. These organisms. These decomposers can be found living inthe soil under the water and in mud surrounding the perimeter ofthe pond.

How does algae affect ponds or lakes?

it blocks the sunlight from reaching the underwater plants and traps and blocks oxygen in the water, which is needed by aquamarine animals.

What is the average rainfall in the ponds and lakes biome?

I can't really answer that, since are ponds and lakes in all parts of the world , and so it varies greatly depending which lake you are talking about.

How are lakes and ponds different?

Ponds are always a lot smaller. Lakes can be very big. You can put a little pond in your back yard, thats how small they are

Animals found in lakes and ponds?

You will find a number of animals in and around lakes and ponds.\n . Bacteria, Amoebas, Protozoa \n. Algae \n. Cattails \n. miniature shrimp \n. Water Skippers \n. Frogs \n. Salamanders \n. Crawdads/Crayfish \n. Fish \n . Trout \n. Catfish \n. Bass \n. etc) \n. Beavers \n. Moose... well, note technically living in lakes, but some like lakes a lot \n

What is the average rainfall for the ponds and lakes biome?

I can't really answer that, since are ponds and lakes in all parts of the world , and so it varies greatly depending which lake you are talking about.

How can a pond become a lake?

A technical distinction has yet to be put in place. But it has to reach a certain size and depth.

What decomposers are found in a pond?

fish are one. It depends on what kind of pond it is. like if its a swamp or something.

Sources of lake and pond pollution?

One major source of lake and pond pollution is fertilizer. Anothermajor source of lake and pond pollution is pesticides.

How are wetlands different from ponds and lakes?

Don't really understand the questions but the term "Wetlands" includes ponds and lakes and their surrounding environment.

Are there any rivers lakes or ponds?

Yes, there are rivers, lakes and ponds. A famous river is the Mississippi and a famous lake is Superior. There are also inlets, seas, oceans, and creeks. All these are called bodies of water.

What decomposers live in alpine biomes?

The decomposers that live in the Alpine biome are moss, earthworms, jelly fungi, and liverwurst. There are very little decomposers due to the fact that is is so cold and harsh. In the summer time the temperature is from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. In the winter it can go down to below freezing. Some animals that live there include Yaks, Alpacas, Mountain goats, Chinchillas, and snow leopards. Some plants that live there are the bristle-cone pine, moss campion, bear grass, and the pygmy bitterroot. These alpines are located in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico South America, Africa and Asia. The soil condition is poor. It is sandy and rocky. The plants have to be very well adapted. It is also low in nutrients and minerals. Hope I helped with your question and gave you a little more insight on the Alpine biome!

How are lakes different from a pond?

First of all, you need to know that a lake is much deeper and larger than a pond. Next, light reaches the bottom of a pond not a lake. I'm surprised that I learned this from last year.

How are ponds and lakes similar and different?

Similarities = They are both Wet. Differences = One's a Lake, and the others a Pond! and i doubt you will find a lake in your back garden! a lake is a bigger version of a pond that has more chances of having more living animals in it as well. pond is a smaller patch of water compared to a lake.

How are lakes and ponds in the taiga formed?

Some of the lakes are formed by glaciers, which have moved across the land, scraping out deep holes. These holes filled with water and became lakes. Some of the lakes were rivers. A dam was put up to stop water flow, thus creating a lake. Other lakes were created by springs, which flood and area and that area becomes a lake. Glad I helped -Martin

How do ponds and lakes differ?

The terms are sometimes used as synonyms, but in general usage ponds are smaller than lakes.

What is a keystone species of lakes and ponds?

Daphnia is the keystone species of the lakes and ponds. They aretypically the principal grazers of algae, bacteria, protozoa, andthe primary forage of fish.

What has more organisms a lake or a pond?

A pond would have more living things because lakes tend to be cleaner, lacking a pond's abouding bacteria. There are many more bacteria in ponds because there is more organic waste there to be consumed, formed by dead algae blooms.

Did Pennsylvania have oceans or lakes or ponds?

Pennsylvania does not lie on any oceans, however there are several large rivers running through the state, there are many lakes and ponds, and Lake Erie lies to the north.

Decomposer in pond ecosystem?

Fungi and bacteria are important aspect of the ecosystem, and are known as decomposers. Decomposers break down materials that can be used by consumers, particularly zooplankton.

Are lakes and ponds aquatic or terrestrial?

They are water so that makes them aquatic. To help you remember this aqua= water and terra=land or landforms. You can see the relationship between the words .

What do you do when you see a goldfish in a pond or lake?

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO THE WELFARE OF THE FISH You must fish it out at once taking care not to damage it, thencarefully bring it back to ur house, and release the fish into annice bowl of boiling hot water, treat the water with herbs andspices of your choice and serve with chips. It is not recomended that you alert the RSPCA of the fish you havejust murdered, it's blood will be on your hands for life. Regards The Fat Controller

What are some decomposers in Lake Tahoe?

Probably the most common decomposers withinLakes, and not just lake Tahoe are these 5 here: 1.Common Soil Bacteria Nematodes 2. Sow Bug (Armidillidium vulgare) 3. Honey Fungus (Armillariella mellea) 4. Moss 5. fungi These 5 can only cause harm to a person in large quantity. This isthe reason why authorities responsible for maintaining lake Tahoeare thinking or are already using Lake Dyes to ensure that thesebacteria manifestation are kept to a minimum.

How do ponds and lakes change?

they change over time Generally, ponds get full of dead matter and become a marsh. Eventually (don't hold your breath) trees will grow.