Swamp

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  • A permanently waterlogged area in which there is often associated tree growth, e.g. mangroves in hot climates.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    A swamp is a forested wetland. Swamps are considered to be transition zones because both land and water play a role in creating this environment. Swamps vary in size and are located all around the world. The water of a swamp may be fresh water, brackish water, or seawater. Freshwater swamps form along large rivers or lakes where they are critically dependent upon rainwater and seasonal flooding to maintain natural water level fluctuations. Saltwater swamps are found along tropical and subtropical coastlines. Some swamps have hammocks, or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation, or vegetation that tolerates periodic inundation or soil saturation. The two main types of swamp are "true" or swamp forests and "transitional" or shrub swamps. In the boreal regions of Canada, the word swamp is colloquially used for what is more formally termed a bog, fen, or muskeg. Some of the world's largest swamps are found along major rivers such as the Amazon, the Mississippi, and the Congo.

    沼地(ぬまち、英: swamp)とは、一般的に泥の深い湿地を指している。ただし、英語での「沼」を意味する、bog(ボグ)、moor(ムーア)、fen(フェン)、peat bog 等のような明確な区分けはない。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Swamp)

    A swamp is a forested wetland. Swamps are considered to be transition zones because both land and water play a role in creating this environment. Swamps vary in size and are located all around the world. The water of a swamp may be fresh water, brackish water, or seawater. Freshwater swamps form along large rivers or lakes where they are critically dependent upon rainwater and seasonal flooding to maintain natural water level fluctuations. Saltwater swamps are found along tropical and subtropical coastlines. Some swamps have hammocks, or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation, or vegetation that tolerates periodic inundation or soil saturation. The two main types of swamp are "true" or swamp forests and "transitional" or shrub swamps. In the boreal regions of Canada, the word swamp is colloquially used for what is more formally termed a bog, fen, or muskeg. Some of the world's largest swamps are found along major rivers such as the Amazon, the Mississippi, and the Congo.

    沼(ぬま、英語:marsh)とは、湿地の一種で、池や湖との区別は明確でないが、一般に水深 5 m 以内の水域であり、イネ科やシダ、ヨシ、ガマ、スゲなどの草に占められ、透明度が低く、規模があまり大きくないものを指す。湖沼学上では、水深が浅く水底中央部にも沈水植物(水草)の生育する水域と定義される。池とあわせて池沼(ちしょう)、湖とあわせて湖沼(こしょう)と呼ぶことがある。 湿っぽく泥の深い地の事を沼地と呼ぶ。沼地の植物は草より木の方が多い。 沼の水が塩水の場合、その沼は塩沼(えんしょう)と呼ばれる。河口部において満潮になると水に浸かり、干潮では土がむき出しになる場所はと呼ばれ、独自の植物が見られる。 沼には野生生物が生息し、しばしば多種多様な動物の繁殖地となる。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Swamp)