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Stream Biota

Reprinted with permission of the Federal Interagency Stream Restoration Working Group (1998)

Biota

Lake Superior streams and stream corridors are teeming with life, from tiny single-celled algae to towering red pine trees.

The links at the left will help you to explore the variety of biota (plants and animals) in our stream ecosystems, and to identify the individual species you may encounter.