Georgia Habitats Atlantic Ocean Description- An ocean is

Georgia Habitats Atlantic Ocean Description- An ocean is the largest body of water in the world. It is made of saltwater. The Atlantic Ocean near Georgia is warmer than most oceans in the world. Location- The Atlantic Ocean is located on the southeastern border of Georgia. What animals live there? - The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Georgia is home to shrimp, tarpon, redfish, flounder, and sea trout. Sea turtles make their homes there also. What plants grow there? - The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary is a living coral reef with sea stars and sand dollars. Seaweed, seagrass, and algea also grow in the ocean. Shrimp Sea Turtle Sand dollar Flounder Coral Reef Algae Seagrass Seaweed

Georgia Habitats Marsh and Swamp Description- A swamp is an area of land covered in still or slow-moving water, with plants growing in and around it. Only a few kinds of trees can grow in such waterlogged areas. These trees such as cypress trees have roots that stick out of the water to take in air. The Okefenokee Swamp gets its name for Choctaw Indian words which mean "quivering earth". The dark tea color of the water is due to tannic acid formed from decaying plant material and peat. Location- The Okefenokee Swamp is located in southeastern Georgia. It is 38 miles in length and approximately 25 miles wide. The swamp covers almost 700 square miles. What animals live there? - Alligators, marsh rabbits, otters, frogs, raccoons, dragonfly, ibis, and mosquitoes all live in the swamp. What plants grow there? - Cypress trees, as seen at the top of the page, cattails and water lllies all grow in the swamp Otters Marsh Rabbit Mosquito Alligator Cattails Dragonfly Frogs

Raccoons Ibis Georgia Habitats Coastal Plains Description- Georgia's coast is made up of sandy beaches and barrier islands. The coastline of Georgia is almost 110 miles long. The action of the waves stops the growth of plants except on the dunes which are above the high tide line. Sea Oats growing on the dunes help prevent erosion. Location- The coast is located along Georgia' southeastern border with the Atlantic Ocean. The barrier islands of Cumberland, Sapelo and Ossabaw lie off the coast of Georgia. What animals live there? - Ghost shrimp, ghost crab, sea gulls, herons What plants grow there? - Sea oats and morning glories grow on the coast. Ghost Shrimp Sea Gull Sea Oats Herron Morning Glory Ghost Crab Georgia Habitats

Mountains Description- The mountains cover the northern part of Georgia. The Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains combine to form the mountain habitat in north Georgia. Here there are mountains, valleys and ravines along with many waterfalls. The elevation gets much higher than the rest of Georgia which causes changes in the plants. Location- The mountains extend across the northern part of Georgia. What animals live there? - Deer, black bears, wild turkeys, raccoons, bats, and foxes roam the mountains. Trout can be found in mountain streams while bass and bluegill fish live in the lakes. What plants grow there? - Cherokee Rose - the state flower, azaleas the state wild flower, and many varieties of apple trees Deer Bat Trout Apple Tree Black Bear Bobcat Wild Turkey Cherokee Rose

Azalea Georgia Habitats The Piedmont Description- The piedmont is an area of rolling hills. Piedmont means "foot of the mountain." The piedmont has forests, lakes and rivers. Red clay gives the ground its color. Location- The Georgia Piedmont is located between the coastal plain and the mountains in the northern half of Georgia. It covers the middle of Georgia. What animals live there? - Opossums, squirrels, Canada geese, ducks, woodpeckers, cardinals, blue jays and owls. What plants grow there? - Pine trees, oak trees, and hickory trees are mostly seen in this area Squirrel Opossum Cardinal Owl Pine Trees Oak Trees Geese Wood

Pecker Hickory Trees Deer Bat Trout Apple Tree Black Bear Bobcat Wild Turkey Cherokee Rose Azalea Ghost Shrimp Opossum Sea Gull Ghost Crab

Herron Morning Glory Ghost Crab Otters Marsh Rabbit Mosquito Alligator Cattails Frogs Dragonfly Raccoons Ibis Squirrel Opossum Cardinal Owl Pine Trees

Oak Trees Geese Wood Pecker Hickory Trees Shrimp Sea Turtle Sand dollar Flounder Coral Reef Algae Seagrass Seaweed

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