Coral Reefs and Mangroves
Where Mangrove FOrests are
Do you think that the similar species along the coast lines of the continents are connected to the super continents?
Mud skipper Natural Habitat Distribution
Some of these Environments are Brackish
Brackish water is water having more salinity than freshwater, but not as much as seawater. It may result from mixing seawater with fresh water together, as in estuaries, or it may occur in brackish fossil aquifers.
Axolotl Live in Brackish water in Xochimilco and Lake Texcoco in Mexico CIty
The only Place where the Axolotl Naturally Lives
Mexico City During Aztec Times, years 1324-1430
Lake Texcoco has brackish water, Axolotl are able to live there
Chinampas (raised crop beds, or “floating gardens”), which provided much of the population’s food. (Nahuatl languages: chināmitl [tʃiˈnaːmitɬ]) is a type of Mesoamerican agriculture which used small, rectangular areas of fertile arable land to grow crops on the shallow lake beds in the Valley of Mexico.
A Lake with Salty Water
The lake is fed from groundwater aquifers; fresh water poured in from Lake Chalco and Xochimilco's freshwater springs, and the thermal springs of Zumpango and Xalcotan, as well as some in Texcoco itself, provide saline water.
To overcome the problems of drinking water, the Aztecs built a system of dams to separate the salty waters of the lake from the rain water of the effluents.
Modern Day Efforts to Protect Axolotls
How Protecting the Axolotl can help humans
Author: Jazmin Gannon
A place to grow