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Wetlands teem with life, and each different kind of wetland supports plants and animals that are especially adapted to it. But no matter what the type of wetland, everything alive in it is constantly producing or consuming food.
Plants use the Sun’s energy plus nutrients from the soil, water, and air to produce food. Certain animals feed on the plants. Other animals feed on the plant eaters. This transfer of energy from Sun to plants to animals is called a food chain. There are many interconnections between different food chains. The result is a giant web of interdependence among the plants and animals in any wetlands environment.