Bogs are the third major type of wetland. Unlike swamps and marshes, bogs are found in cold and even Arctic climates. This bog, in the Middle Moors area of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, are dominated by plants that can tolerate acid-heavy environment of bogs.

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wetland Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. A wetland is an area of land that is either covered by water or saturated with water.