A complex of freshwater ponds with surrounding of seasonally flooded grassland, arable land and palm savanna on a vast alluvoal flood plain. The main area for waterfowl is an impoundment of about 300 ha, with a mixture of open shallow water, small islands, and rafts of floating vegetation.
The Candaba Swamp is located in the Philippines.
Buttress roots are typically found in areas where the soil lacks nutrients. The roots help the tree to gather more nutrients while keeping the tree from falling over.
An important staging and wintering area for ducks, October and November, when the swamp regularly supports between 5,000 and 10,000 birds. Anas Luzonica(Philippine Duck) and A. querquedula (Gareney); Dendrocygna arcuata (Wandering Whistling Duck) are examples of the ducks found at the swamp. Other species of birds such as Rallus torquatus( Barred Rail), and Porphyrio porphyio ( Purple Swamphen).
that determine the number and types of organisms in an aquatic biome
Most plants and animals live in areas that have specific climate conditions, such as temperature.
FOOD/ SUNLIGHT AVAILABILITY
If sunlight is not available the plants can not photosynthesize which would leave consumers with a lack of food.
DISSLOVED OXYGEN CONTENT
The fish that live in the swamp used the dissolved oxygen to breathe. The oxygen enters the water through photosynthesis of plants and algae.
NUTRIENTS REQUIRED FOR PHOTOSYHTESIS
Without the nutrients that are required the plants would not be able to preform photosynthesis.
The swamp is used as a fish pond during the rainy season. the swamp is important for agriculture and fisheries production. This provides money for the islands of the Philippines by using the natural environment.
Through November to April Candaba Swamp is converted into a farmland where watermelon and rice are usually planted.
Holds the overflow from the 5 smaller rivers (Maasim, San Miguel, Garlang, Bulu, and Penarandana) acts as a flood rentention basin, then drains the water into the Pamaganda River
Freshwater supply, food, biodiversity, and serve as flood control, groundwater recharge, and for climate-change mitigation. There is also a bird sanctuary.
of the Candaba Swamp
Siltation ( process of water becoming dirty due to the amount of fine mineral particles in the water) is happening but will probably not become serious unless drastic erosion takes place in the Sierra Madre Range.
Piggery effluent ( a farm where pigs are bred) that has caused fish-kill in the area. Electric fishing and use of chemicals to hunt are prohibited.
The Candaba Swamp serves as a bird sanctuary. You are able to watch the birds as they stay here.
You get to ride in a boat or kayak to explore the Candaba Swamp