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Lakes and Ponds

Huge and small, permanent and seasonal, lakes and ponds are more than just pretty places to swim and fish or row and relax.

Look into their depths to discover their 3 zones and each one’s inhabitants. Find out why temperature is a big deal, including what keeps many from freezing during the winter.

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A Virtual Pond Dip

A Virtual Pond Dip

Dip into a jar of pond water without getting wet to examine some microscopic animal species. Find out how to collect pond life yourself. More...

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Microscopy UK
Disappearing Waters

Disappearing Waters

When Lake Jackson vanished in Florida, geologists uncovered what was draining the water. Mystery solved! See for yourself. More...

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BBC
Map Quiz Game:  World’s Oceans, Seas, and Lakes

Map Quiz Game:  World’s Oceans, Seas, and Lakes

Time yourself and your geography prowess when it comes to Earth’s bodies of water. More...

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Seterra
Freshwater Ponds

Freshwater Ponds

Ponds are often very small, but they can be loaded with a variety of life forms. Check out all the species in one artificial pond. More...

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Natural History Museum, London
Lake Eutrophication

Lake Eutrophication

Human activities can have a very bad effect on lakes and ponds. Find out what eutrophication is and why we do not want it to happen. More...

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Regents of the University of California
Lake Facts

Lake Facts

Discover the highest, the lowest, the deepest, and the longest lakes all around the world, as well as why a lake on one of Saturn’s moons is not made of water. More...

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Science Kids
Lake Research

Lake Research

Listen to young scientists Sandra Binning and Dominique Roche describe the animals they’re studying in lakes in Africa and Central America. More...

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The Wild Classroom
Lakes and Ponds

Lakes and Ponds

They cover only a small percentage of the world’s land surface, but lakes and ponds contain most of its freshwater. Research how they formed and their key physical features. More...

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Biology Encyclopedia
Lakes and Ponds Biome

Lakes and Ponds Biome

Lakes and ponds represent a freshwater biome that is constantly changing. Explore a lake cycles and why your favorite one won’t be here forever. More...

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Untamed Science
Northern Ponds and Lakes

Northern Ponds and Lakes

Meet the animals and discover the plants that live along the shoreline of a lake or pond in the northern U.S. More...

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Exploring Nature
Pond and Lake Animals

Pond and Lake Animals

Meet some fish, frogs, birds, and other animals that live in and around our planet’s ponds and lakes. More...

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Missouri Botanical Garden
Ponds and Lakes: A Journey Through the Life Aquatic

Ponds and Lakes: A Journey Through the Life Aquatic

Ponds and lakes — lentic systems because they have still water — have complex physical properties and food webs. They range from tiny temporary ponds to mammoth bodies such as the Great Lakes. More...

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Nature
The Best of Pond Life

The Best of Pond Life

A pondskater, water lily, frogs and a toad, and more! Look at photos of pond wildlife up close. More...

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The Guardian

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