Sci-Five | The Hindu Science Quiz: On Wetlands
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What is a wetland?
- A dry arid region
- A region covered by water with its distinct ecosystems
- An elevated plateau-like region
- A man-made reservoir
A wetland is a place in which the land is covered by water—salt, fresh, or somewhere in between—either seasonally or permanently. It functions as its own distinct ecosystem. You can recognize wetlands from other types of land or bodies of water primarily by the vegetation that has adapted to wet soil.