Often wetlands. land that has a wet and spongy soil, as a marsh, swamp, or bog.
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How to use wetland in a sentence
Now dozens of its wild spawn roam the wetlands north of Bogota, the largest invasive species on the planet.Invasion of the hippos: Colombia is running out of time to tackle Pablo Escobar’s wildest legacy | Sarah Kaplan | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
The change also would spare the island’s wetlands, she said.Biologists say a wider American Legion Bridge would destroy critical research site | Katherine Shaver | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
The team found that species living in wetlands are doing well.
Check out the Everglades National Park video series on wetland habitats.
Some new wetlands haven’t worked as well as the wetlands they replaced.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them | Alison Pearce Stevens | September 17, 2020 | Science News For Students
The Canadian tar sand deposits exist under an area of forest and wetland the size of Florida.
Other, greener options, like wetland restoration or oyster reefs, could also help slow waves before they reach the city.Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson for Flood-Proofing a Subway | Josh Dzieza | November 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
wetland wildlife would get unhealthily wet, damaging unique ecosystems.California Sinkin’: What Rising Sea Levels Will Mean for the Golden State | Alex Klein | June 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The area is a disturbed wetland, invaded by non-native melaleuca trees that have crowded out native flora and fauna.
British Dictionary definitions for wetland
an area of swampy or marshy land, esp considered as part of an ecological system
(as modifier): wetland species
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Scientific definitions for wetland
A low-lying area of land that is saturated with moisture, especially when regarded as the natural habitat of wildlife. Marshes, swamps, and bogs are examples of wetlands. See more at lacustrine marine palustrine riverine.
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