From Academic Kids
The term aquatic refers to water and can be either a noun or an adjective. Dictionary definitions do not specify what kind of water, although in both general use and in the sciences, the implication is that of fresh water. The term marine is typically substituted where reference to salt water is intended.
- Lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and ponds are examples of aquatic environments.
- Aquatic ecology is a discipline that uses the principles and methods of ecology to study natural aquatic environments. However, the term limnology is more often used in this context.
- The term aquatics is another name for watersports.