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Freshwater
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.95

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    biomes, survival, endure, extremely, saline, member, oasis, biome, addition, however, eventually, such, concentration, land-dwelling, although, example
     content words:    Sahara Desert


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Freshwater   

1     Aside from air, what is the one thing that animals need for survival? That's right; water! On our planet, water covers about 70% of the surface. Depending on the concentration of saline, water can be roughly divided into two categories: saltwater and freshwater. When we think of saltwater, we think of oceans. When we think of freshwater, however, we think of several things: rivers, creeks, lakes, springs, oases, swamps, bogs, marshes, wetlands, and many more. All of these different forms of freshwater environments make up the freshwater biome. Although the size of the ocean biome is much larger than that of the freshwater biome, it is the freshwater biome that supports richer and more diversified animal and plant life than the ocean biome.
 
2     Of all the animals residing in a freshwater biome, fish are the first that come to mind. In addition to fish, we can say that every land-dwelling animal is a member of at least two biomes -- one is what we usually group the animal under, and the other is the freshwater biome. For example, a rhinoceros is a typical example of an animal living .....
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Animal Themes
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Freshwater
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Animals
    Amphibians  
 
    Birds  
 
    Deserts  
 
    Fish  
 
    Freshwater  
 
    Grasslands  
 
    Insects  
 
 
    Invertebrates  
 
    Mammals  
 
    Oceans  
 
    Polar Regions  
 
    Rain Forest  
 
    Reptiles  
 


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