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Definition

Freshwater Ecosystem: an ecosystem in water with less than 0.5 parts per thousand of dissolved salts.

Hawaiian Translation: Kaiaola O Ka Wai (also term for aquatic water ecosytem)


Example

Hanalei River

Lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are freshwater ecosystems.  The Hanalei River on Kauai is a freshwater ecosystem that is home to the o’opu, a prized fish.


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