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Where are bogs most common?
Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020
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Also know, where are bogs usually found?
Bogs are generally found in cool, northern climates. They often develop in poorly draining lake basins created by glaciers during the most recent ice age. The world's largest wetland is a series of bogs in the Siberia region of Russia.
Subsequently, question is, what fish live in bogs? There aren't many fish in bogs because of the low levels of oxygen in the water. Mammals like the snowshoe hare, moose, beaver and muskrat can also be found in and around bogs. And on a gruesome note: Preserved bodies are sometimes found in bogs!
Secondly, what are some characteristics of a bog area?
Bogs are one of North America's most distinctive kinds of wetlands. They are characterized by spongy peat deposits, acidic waters and a floor covered by a thick carpet of sphagnum moss. Bogs receive all or most of their water from precipitation rather than from runoff, groundwater or streams.
Are there bogs in America?
America's Bog People. When most of us think of bog bodies, we think of northwestern Europe—Ireland, say, or Denmark. But North America has its peat bogs, too, and some of them contain the remarkably well-preserved remains of ancient people. One site in particular stands out as America's premier bog-body site: Windover.