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(Science: ecology) spongy land, low ground filled with water, a wooded area having surface water much of the time. Low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog.A type of environment consisting of a wooded area that is often flooded, or at least very damp.

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Cellular Reincarnation

... It all got started when “Zygote Enterprises” organized this foolish competition, a race that can be best compared with an obstacle course in the swamp. The countless contestants, including me, were lured by the “Carte Blanche” awaiting the winner. Before the start, we were boasting like little ...

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by ewartkuijk
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cellular Reincarnation
Replies: 0
Views: 3977

Identify this Insect/Larvae?

This insect/larvae has been in the swamp behind my house for the past few years, it comes around easter, then a few weeks later disappears until the next year. I've done some research and have no idea what it is.. Any help?

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by Blizzardz
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Identify this Insect/Larvae?
Replies: 3
Views: 2133

evolution debate

... amphibian transition fossils. Where to look? Well we know about when it happened and had a good guess it would have been in a flat river delta /swamp type environment. Check the geologic maps for the right sediments at the right age and head for the Canadian Arctic. The bones were waiting for ...

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Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution debate
Replies: 63
Views: 47480

Re: Any other explanations other than Mutation?

... limbs originally evolved for movement in water, not land. The environment where tetrapodomorphs lived was sort of like a modern-day mangrove swamp, where movement through water was often restricted by dense tree roots. It's possible that sturdy fins, gradually evolving into primitive legs, ...

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by alextemplet
Sun May 10, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any other explanations other than Mutation?
Replies: 6
Views: 12718

Closed Ecosystem

... die after ~3 years ( source ). So it’s not a fully self-sustainable ecosystem but more of a slowly dying one… I think the coolest would be some swamp/mangrove ecosystem. I came up with the following. In the water (~10cm?): algae + shrimp/seamonkies + bacteria. Some swamp/mangrove plant half ...

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by LexMortis
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Closed Ecosystem
Replies: 3
Views: 9761
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