This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Estuary Ecosystem Essay

1242 words - 5 pages

Normally found along coastal lines, estuaries offer a safe haven for water, air and land creatures alike. One flourishing estuary in particular is located in the Tampa area and is known as the Tampa Bay Estuary. The Nitrogen cycle is a cycle where nitrogen through decaying vegetation, excrement and carcasses materialize into the nitrogen we find in the soil. The Nitrogen cycle is almost identical to the Carbon cycle. Natural Disturbance are disturbances caused by Mother Nature. Anthropogenic caused disturbances are man’s way of harming the ecosystem. Nature has a way of recovering with and without help.
Estuary Ecosystem
The United States of American is a country that consists of ...view middle of the document...

This thriving community also produces a lot of waste and death which supports the nitrogen and carbon cycles.
The Nitrogen cycle is a cycle where nitrogen through decaying vegetation, excrement and carcasses materialize into the nitrogen we find in the soil. This nitrogen helps the soil become fertile which allows the vegetation to grow better and stronger producing food and shelter for the creatures in this ecosystem. The water also has is involved in the Nitrogen cycle which comes from water organisms like fish, frogs and turtles, their excrement and later their deaths, which in turn helps the production of water vegetation. Other sources of nitrogen that can be found in the water comes from runoff from soil, ground water and rain water. The rain water gets its nitrates through volcanic eruptions and from the vaporization or dissipation of water which later returns to earth by way of these rain storms. This starts the cycle all over again. The Nitrogen cycle is almost identical to the Carbon cycle.
The Carbon cycle begins by carbon dioxide being produced by different sources like industry, airplanes, automobiles, respiration from animals and people, burning of wood and other fossil fuels and by volcanic eruptions. Another source of carbon comes from animals, people and vegetation when they die and later decompose. The carbon dioxide then gets absorbed by plants, soil and water, where through photosynthesis it is transformed into oxygen which helps vegetation grow into the food sources for these animals and people. The left over carbon vaporizes or dissipates into the moisture which later returns again as rain or the carbon gets trapped in trees and the soil. This carbon leaves a fingerprint of each year’s events in soil and trees which later can show different events that happened throughout time. Both the Nitrogen and Carbon cycles can happen through Natural disturbances or through Anthropogenic caused disturbances.
Natural Disturbance are disturbances caused by Mother Nature. These include tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and lightning strikes. Being that Florida is in the warmer regions of the Earth, it sees its fair share of hurricanes which also produce tornadoes, lightning and floods. These occurrences happen a good number of times throughout the year. They cause damage and destruction, however, nature has a way of adapting to these types of occurrences. An example of this would be in the mangroves located in Florida, they have a special root system that gives great shelter to animals as well as protect itself from uprooting through the violent storm. The wind in hurricanes reaches speeds above 120 mph, where normal trees of the Midwest or Northern...

Other Papers Like Estuary Ecosystem

Tidal Bores Essay

4514 words - 19 pages , among other things, quantifies the propagation velocity of a bore. Finally, the properties of tidal bores that were discussed in this report will be compared to recent observations, based on the publication “Undular tidal bore dynamics in the Daly Estuary, Nothern Australia” by Wolanski et al. (2004), which examines an undular bore observed in the Daly Estuary. Introduction A tidal bore is a phenomenon in which an incoming tidal wave

Mangrove - Bio SBA Essay

789 words - 4 pages Bio SBA Adaptation of mangrove plants to the habitat Introduction Mangroves are the habitat that the saline coastal habitats grow with tree and shrubs. They are most common found in the tropics and subtropics and also marks the transition between the sea , the estuary and the land. Therefore most of the mangroves are in the brackish water region and the salinity is relatively higher than

The Zebra Mussel

755 words - 4 pages factor. Adult zebra mussels in high-density populations, for example, may compete with their planktonic larvae for limited food resources, thus reducing survival of their planktonic larvae (Strayer 1996). This pressure placed on the ecosystem is a limiting factor.Many methods for the control and management of Zebra Mussels have been identified. They are chemical, biological and physical. Chlorination is a common method of

Aqa Questions On Populations

3678 words - 15 pages septemspinosa, is a member of the community found in a sea-shore ecosystem. (a) Give the meaning of: (i) community; ....................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... (ii) ecosystem

Aquatic System

3796 words - 16 pages Aquatic ecosystem is an ecosystem in a body of water. Communities of organisms that are dependent on each other and on their environment live in aquatic ecosystems.  Marine ecosystems cover approximately 71% of the Earth's surface and contain approximately 97% of the planet's water. They generate 32% of the world's net primary production.[1] They are distinguished from freshwater ecosystems by the presence of dissolved compounds, especially

Environmental History

2821 words - 12 pages over a large area |  Indicator Species |  species that serve as early warnings that a community or ecosystem is being degraded |  Biomonitors |  a specie that is sensitive to, and shows measurable responses to, changes in the environment, such as changes in pollution levels |  Eutrophication |  physical, chemical, and biological changes that take place after a lake, estuary, or slow-flowing stream receives inputs of plant nutrients - mostly

Apes Project

5886 words - 24 pages . Members of a species interact in groups called populations. ii. Species of the same population live together in a particular place or habitat. c. Communities and Ecosystems i. A community consists of populations of different species living and interacting in an area ii. An ecosystem is a community interacting with its physical environment of matter and energy. II. The Earth’s life support systems a. The different spheres of

Freedom And Responsibility

2141 words - 9 pages Built within the Constitution of the United States are specifically defined freedoms that are guaranteed to all citizens. Conversely, with every constitutional freedom there comes a corresponding responsibility. On September 25, 1789, the state legislature’s twelve proposed amendments were transmitted by congress, the first two dealing with congressional representation and congressional pay. The following numbers three through twelve were

Hate Crime Laws

2348 words - 10 pages On June 7, 1998, 49-year-old James Byrd Jr. of Texas accepted a ride from three white men, who then beat him severely, urinated on him, chained him by his ankles to the back of their pick-up truck, dragged him for three miles into the countryside, and dumped his corpse in front of an African-American cemetery (Graczyk). A little over a year later, a jury sentenced ring leader John King to death by lethal injection (“Man Executed for Dragging

Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy Case Study Conceptualization And Treatment Plan

2140 words - 9 pages Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy Case Study of Sarah: A Conceptualization and Treatment Plan Rational emotive behavior therapy, REBT, was developed by Albert Ellis and holds the central belief that the events in our lives do not cause our disturbances but that they are instead caused by our view of the events (Murdock, 2009). Murdock (2009) states that “people are seen as responsible for their behavior” (p. 279) but, because they are

Holidays In Albania

1636 words - 7 pages Have you ever thought about having exciting and incredibly cheap vacations? Albania might be the right choice. According to My Travel Guide, Albania is ranked the fourth among ten places worth visiting in Eastern Europe (“Top 10 Eastern European Destinations”). One can encounter three kinds of vacations in this Mediterranean country: winter, summer, and cultural. The ideal places to spend your winter vacations are the Albanian Alps. They are

Related Essays

Water Pollutant Problem/Solution Paper

734 words - 3 pages mile long estuary that runs along Florida's east coast. To top it off, with the area being nearly 100% marine related, economic death is occurring in a wide spread, downward spiral. First, in order to take action on the devastating effects of Lake Okeechobee, one must be educated on the damage being done and the importance of the waterways. Incorporating mandatory curriculum into our school systems is one way to ensure ecosystem education. By

Ecosystems Essay

812 words - 4 pages Chesapeake Bay Ecosystems The Chesapeake Bay is near and dear to me for a variety of reasons. First, that is near where I grew up and now that I don't live there I have a major appreciation for the natural ecosystem there and secondly, as a seafood and more importantly oyster lover I realize that many of the oysters that I eat come from there. The Chesapeake Bay's ecosystem houses all types of shell fish such as perch, croaker, and

National Refuge Essay

736 words - 3 pages 1. Describe the weather conditions, including temperature, wind speed, humidity, date and time of the field trip. 1. 72 degrees Fahrenheit, Winds South SW at 8mph, 45% humidity September 17, 2014 at 2:20pm 2. What is an estuary? What large body of water serves the Refuge? An estuary is a mixture of freshwater and saltwater. The Potomac serves the Refuge. 3. At the time of the field trip, are we experiencing high or low tide? Please

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Field Trip Summary

1100 words - 5 pages ponds, a salt marsh and seasonal plant life.3 The weather for our winter field trip was mild (low to mid 40’s). The wind was brisk and the sun was shining. ESTUARY CONDITIONS We gathered in the Visitor Contact Station where Professor Jackman began the discussion by describing the estuary and the challenge of preserving it while sewage degrades the waterway. Making the connection between human consumption and waste, the professor explained