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Estuary Facts


 Kingdom Monerans

Monerans: single-celled orgainisms that have no nucleus
Beggiatoa albaShape:The cells are cocci
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Colony of Beggiatoa alba
Location: Beggiatoa alba can be found in marine and fresh water enviroments.
Herpetosiphon aurantiacus
Shape: The shape can vary but is mainly bacilli shaped
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Different views of the Herpetosiphon aurantiacus

Location: Herpetosiphon aurantiacus live on the surface of any body of water of mild temperatures.




Kingdom Protista
Protists: Nucleus and organelles, most single celled.
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Protozoan: "animal like", no cell walls,
no clorophyll.
Naegleria fowleri
Also called a "Newt"
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The Naegleria fowleri is called the "brain eating amoeba" becuase it attacks humans
nervous systems and always result in death.

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Algae: "Plant like", has a cell wall and also contains chlorophyll.
Benthic foraminifera
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Found in marine enviroments and in brackish conditions.Some can even survive in the deep ocean basin.




Kingdom FungiFungi: Multi-celled, no clorophyll, absorb nutrients
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Ascomycota-cup shaped
Ascoblous elegans
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Ascobolaceae
Genus: Ascobolus
species: elegans
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Grows on the banks of fresh and estuarial
environments.
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Chytridoimycota-Lives in water and soil.
Rhizophydium cladophorae
Rhizophydium cladophorae is located in oceans and estuaries, but a lot of it is found in Japan estuaries.
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Chytridiomycota
Class:Chytridiomycetes
Order:Chytridiales
Family:Chytridiaceae
Genus:Rhizophydium
species:cladophorae

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Basidiomycota-closely packed filaments
Ustilago marina
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Ustilaginomycetes
Order: Ustilaginales
Family: Ustilaginaceae
Genus: Ustilago
species: marina
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Ustilago marina lives in marine and estuarial
environments.
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Ascomycota-Cup shaped
Aspergillus niger
Aspergillus niger lives in soil. It can be found on estuary floors. But, it also causes the disease, black mold. Black mold can be found on certain fruits and vegetables.
Kingdom:Fungi
Phylum:Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order:Eurotiales
Family:Trichocomaceae
Genus:Aspergillus
species:niger
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Kingdom PlantaePlant:Multi-celled, has a cell wall, and contains chlorophyll.#1 AmaniMagnoliophyta(Anthophyta):(Covered seeds),flowers,seeds in fruit.Sarcocornia quinquefloraKingdom: PlantaeDivision: MagnoliophytaClass: MagnoliopsidaOrder: CaryophyllalesFamily: ChenopodiaceaeGenus: Sarcocorniaspecies: quinquefloraFound on coast of estuaries.Mainly found on the south west and south east Australian coasts.
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Beaded Saphire



#2 Kadin
Avicnnia marina
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Avicennia
Species: marina
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Gray Mangrove

Found in hot/warm estuaries like that of Florida.


#3 Kadin
Equisetophyta: Horsetails, hallow stems with joints
Equisetum ferrissii
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Equisetophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equistales
Family: Equistaceae
Genus: Equisetum
species: ferrissii
Found in Moderate Estuaries like California.
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Ferris horsetail



#4 Amani
Pinophyta: Ferns-fronds(leaves)with spores on bottom
Chamaecyparis thyoides
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Chamaecyparis
species: thyoides
Found on the coast of estuaries,especially the Chesapeake Bay estuary.
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Atlantic White Cedar



#5 Amani
Magnoliophyta:Covered seeds,flowers,seeds in fruit.
Zostera capricorni
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Zosteraceae
Genus: Zostera
species: capricorni
Found in most coastal waters and estuaries.
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Seagrass



#6 Amani
Bryophyta: No water conduction tissue, close to ground
Ricciocarpus natans
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order: Pottiales
Family: Pottiaceae
Genus: Barbula
species: indica
Grows on rocks and trees, and also lives in flowing water.
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Barbula Moss



#7 Kadin
Polytrichum commune
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order: Polytrichales
Family: Polytrichaceae
Genus: Polytrichium
species: commune
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polytrichum moss

Usually found on beaches along the banks of estuaries.


#8 Amani
Pinophyta: Ferns-fronds(leaves)with spores on bottom.
Pinus taeda
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Species: taeda
Lives mostly on the shores of estuaries.
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Common hemlock



#9 Kadin
Psilophyta: seedless vascular plant.
Psilotum nudum
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Psilophyta
Class: Psilopsida
Order: Psilotales
Family: Psiloceae
Genus: Psilotum
species: nudum
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Skeleton Fork Fern

Found near the fresh water of estuaries.


#10 Amani
Polypodiophyta:Ferns-fronds(leaves)with spores on bottom.
Adiantum hispidulum
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Polypodiophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Adiantum
species: hispidulum
Grows on the coast of estuaries.(Moist soil)
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Five-Fingered Jack



#11 Kadin
Magnoliophtya: Covered seeds,flowers,seeds in fruit.
Zostera marina
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Zosteraceae
Genus: Zostera
species: marina
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Eel Grass

found under the water of warm estuaries


#12 Kadin
Lycopodiophtya: Larger than nonvascular mosses
Isoetes brittonii
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order: Isoetales
Family: Isoetaceae
Genus: Isoetes
species: brittonii
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Britton's Quillwort

Found along East coast of the United States.



Kingdom Animalia
Animal: Multi celled, digests food inside body


Invertebrates: No back bone or spinal cord.
#1 Kadin
Beroe ovata
Ctenphora: Two layers of cells with jelly-like substance, use cilia to swim.
Kingdom: animalia
Phylum: Ctenphora
Class: Nuda
Order: Beroida
Family: Beroidae
Genus: Beroe
species: ovata
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Beroe ovata

Found alond the coast of the Western Atlantic

#2 Amani
Palaemon serratus
Arthropoda:Two opening for food/waste, curvy spines on proboscies (flexible snout).
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Malacostraca
Order:Decapda
Family: Palaemonoidea
Genus:Palaemon
species:serratus
Found on water edges of marine enviroments.
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Common Prawn



#3 Amani
Arenicola marina
Annelida: One opening for food, another for waste, circulatory system.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Annelida
Class:Polychaeta
Order:Not assigned
Family:Arenicolidae
Genus:Arenicola
species:marina
Middle to lower shore in sand and muddy sand and in sheltered, estuarine sediments.
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Lugworm


#4 Amani
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Echinodermata:Two openings for food/waste, simple circulatory system, ability to regenerate.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class:Asteroidea
Order:Forcipulatida
Family:Asteriidae
Genus:Pycnopodia
species:helianthoides
Soft bottoms and rocky shores of marine enviroments.
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Sunflower Star



#5 Kadin
Ensis directus
Mollusca: Soft body, two openings, simple organ systems, some with shell.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Solenoidea
Genus: Ensis
species: directus
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Atlantic Jackknife

found in Estuaries along the Atlantic coast.



#6 Kadin
 Aurelia aurita
Cnidria: Two layers of cells with jelly-like substance, one opening for food/waste.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomaea
Family: Ulmaridae
Genus: Aurelia
species: aurita
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Moon Jelly

Found in warm estuaries, glows in moonlight




Vertebrates:With backbone or spinal chord.
#1
Limosa limosa
Aves: Hollow bones, scaly legs, feathers.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Limosa
species:limosa
It breeds in fens, lake edges, damp meadows, moorlands and bogs and uses estuaries, swamps and floods
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Black-tailed Godwit


#2
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Oncorhynchus keta
Antinopterygii: Fins supported by bones, upper jaw bones slides forward when opened.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Salmoniformes
Family:Salmonidae
Genus:Oncorhynchus
species:keta
Lives in marine environments.
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Chum salmon



#3
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Enhydra lutris
Mammalia:Hairy, milk-producing , endotherms.
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Mustelidae
Genus:Enhydra
species:lutris
Lives on land and in marine environments, but mostly it lives in water.
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Sea Otter



#4
Crocodylus porosus
Reptilia: Ectothermic, scales, four appendages.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodylia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
species: porosus
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Estuariene Crocodile

Lives in swamp marshes


#5
Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
Antinopterygii: Fins supported by bones, upper jaw bones slides forward when opened.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Antinopterygii
Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Genus: Acipenser
species: oxyrinchus desotoi
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Gulf Sturgeon

Found in the Florida River Estuary.


#6
Ambystoma maculatum
Reptilia: Ectothermic,scales, four appendages.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Caudata
Family: Ambystomatidae
Genus: Ambystoma
species: maculatum
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spotted salamander

Found throught the North American coast.




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