Swamps, like this one near New Orleans, Louisiana, are unique ecosystems that include both terrestrial and aquatic elements. A swamp includes land that is at least partly submerged at least part of the year.

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An ecosystem is a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscapes, work together to form a bubble of life.