Aquatic and Terrestrial ecosystems
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...Aquatic and Terrestrial ecosystems Aquatic and Terrestrial ecosystems River systems essentially channel the world’s precipitation into surface water systems like lakes and seas. These river systems provide habitats for a vast range of biota, which often culminate in floodplain wetlands that are also regions of astonishing diversity. River systems are critical to most marine, and coastal environments, organisms and processes. Their fresh waters allow humans to infiltrate and dwell in the world’s most inhabitable regions such as deserts. Rivers are the pathways that exemplify ecological landscapes. The climate, as well as the characteristics of land...
Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems
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...Aquatic and Terrestrial ecosystems Part 2 An aquatic ecosystem is the ecosystem which is made up of water bodies like oceans, seas, rivers, ponds etc. aquatic ecosystems has two main forms- the marine or saltwater ecosystems and the freshwater ecosystems (Miller & Spoolman, 61). Approximately 71% of the surface of the earth is composed of the Marine ecosystems and it contains almost 97% of the total amount of water available in the planet. 32% of the net primary production of the world is generated from here. It is different from the freshwater ecosystems as it contains several dissolved components like different types of salt. The level...
Aquatic environmetal toxicology
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...Aquatic environmental toxicology Cost-effective estimation of bioaccumulation potential There are various methods of determining the bioaccumulation potential including, laboratory test, field monitoring and use of models. Among the three methods, the most easily and least expensive is the laboratory test. This method is simple in such a way that the organisms are placed in vessels that contain sediments and superimposing water, and then they are allowed to accrue contaminants from the sediments for a specific period of time. Chemical analysis is usually done on the sediments to establish a chemical data that will be used to compare the toxicity of the result with any...
Week 3: Weather, Climate, Biomes, and Aquatic Environments - Assignments
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...Aquatic Environments Introduction Today, environment conservation is mandatory to the government.Regardless to its environmental initiatives, policies and programs, the government cannot achieve maximum protection for the natural environment without the commitment of its citizens. Many individuals are unaware of the current situations, and lack the knowledge of why the environmental is crucial pertaining support to human kind. It is important to stress and educate our population and stress the importance of taking responsibility for one’s surrounding. This paper takes a detail account on the several environmental issues that does explain why environmental consciousness... Weather, Climate, Biomes, and...
Motor therapy for children with cerebral palsy (Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Hippotheray , Aquatic Therapy)
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...aquatic aerobic exercise for cerebral palsy. the intervention was administered 3 times a week for 12 weeks and the intensity was 50-80 percent of heart rate reserve. The outcomes measured were gross motor function reserve, occupational performance reserve and 6-minute walk... ?Motor Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a condition in which the neurologic condition of the brain is static due to some problem in the brain that occurs before the completion of the development of the cerebrum (Batshaw, 2007). The condition is characterized by impairment of the motor system and can present clinically with global mental and physical dysfunction like hemiplegia or quadriplegia that may be...
Assessing risks arising from contamination of the aquatic environment with Bt toxin from GM corn (maize) crop litter in the USA
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...aquatic environment if used without... ? INTRODUCTION Anyone familiar with modern agriculture in the context of crop science is most likely aware of, and acquainted with BT products. Specifically Bacillus Thuringiensis toxin products affecting insects, primarily larva as an internalized pesticide. Throughout the American Midwest, widescale agriculture has reshaped the terrain, and corn (maize) is a predominant product, as is evidenced by the 35 million hectares which are planted annually in the United States. (Tank, 2010) The majority of this corn crop has been genetically modified for pest resistance. (National Agriculture Statistics Service, 2009) Hypothesis: To find out the impact of BT toxins on the...
Compare the role of voice-over narration in any two (or three) films screened in this course (Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Taxi Driver, A.I., Blood Simple, The Big Lebowski, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou). How do these filmsand their direc
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... Section/# The Role of the Voice-over Narration in Two Films: An Analysis of “Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”, “Artificial Intelligence”, and “The Big Lebowski” Whereas filmmakers have many unique devices through which they can engage and provoke thought and ideas within the viewership, one of the ways in which this is accomplished is through the effective use of the voice-over narrative. This technique is not new; rather, it has been employed to varying degrees from as early as film was first starting to gain a foothold. Before the narrative voice over was introduced, there existed similar mechanisms within silent film which the director... Section/# The Role of ...
Natural Resources and energy paper
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...Aquatic ecosystems represent those ecosystems that are under the control of water. Freshwater aquatic ecosystem is one of the forms of aquatic system providing highly useful energy resource for use which is the fresh water itself. Freshwater is exploited through its extraction having both risks and benefits (Barton, n.d.) that would be discussed in the present study. Renewable Energy Source: Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystem: Freshwater is a major source of renewable energy available as a natural source and hence extraction and activities of harvesting are performed on freshwater for its use as energy. Different sectors, including energy, are in need... of the source of freshwater for use and...
Carbon sequestraion and climate change lab
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...aquatic plant sequesters carbon from the water by the process of photosynthesis. Carbon sequestration by elodea in aquatic ecosystems helps to increase the pH level of the water in which it is found. This is not the only effect that elodea has because when it respires, it releases... CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE LAB Exercise Answers to Questions The purpose of the control test tubeis to prove that Elodea does sequester carbon. By having a test tube that has no elodea, the colour changes of the yellow bromothymol blue indicator can be compared. Differences in colour changes of the indicator will help reaching a conclusion as to whether or not the elodea sequesters carbon. 2. Elodea as an aquati...
Discription of three habitats
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...aquatic habitats including rivers, swamps and lakes. Generally, aquatic habitats are characterized by water, aquatic plants, overhanging vegetation, rock, and woody debris. For specificity, a river has flowing water and since it transports rocks and sediments downstream, sand, rock and woody debris are seen... of Three Habitats of Three Habitats Habitat is a term ordinarily utilized in describing the environs where living organisms reside and breed. Irrespective of the wide disparity that may be evident between different places, there are general types of habitats that can be described on the basis of their shared vegetation structure or climatic features. In this case, the principal focus is on aquatic ...
Ocean Life and the Impact Of Humans. An overview of the Gulf of Mexico.
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...aquatic habitats for both marine fauna and flora. The wide diversity of life in these crucial habitats plays important environmental and economic roles. Marine life is also a major component of various natural processes including hydrological and carbon cycles that play a crucial role in maintaining life in the planet. However, due to the crucial economic importance of aquatic resources, there has been an upsurge of human activities including tourism, mining, fishing and other industries in these habitats. These human activities have regrettably diminished ocean life through unsustainable practices such as overexploitation of the resources and introduction... of pollutants. This paper...
As temperature increases the level of turbidity increases
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...aquatic life. There are a variety of things believed to affect the aquatic life. To give an example the amount of oxygen in water determines the survival of aquatic organisms, the temperature also determines which animals will survive in a particular place. Nutrients dissolved in it determine survival of aquatic organisms not to exclude turbidity, these mentioned factors greatly determine the survival of aquatic organisms. Millan, Ashly Suggests that turbidity is the measure of the extent of cloudiness in water (p. 107). It can be said that it is the measure of how... Experiment to determine the effects of temperature on water turbidity Background The quality of water is very essential for...
Comparative analysis
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...Aquatic plants are able to survive in many areas that are accessible to water; these include rivers, lakes, and streams. They also survive in artificial water bodies such as aquatic plants bonds where at this point, the caretaker or the handler is found to be very careful and concise when dealing... Comparative Analysis Transcript analysis of non-model plants is the method through which many of the contemporary research in plants and various living matter uses to understand the various characteristics in these living products. The method is imperative because it ensures that there is specification of the particular product. An example is the fact that through transcript analysis, there is the assurance...
About Pesticides
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...aquatic animals. Major benefit that is associated with use of pesticide is increased yields. Pests play a great role in reducing the total yield for the farmer. Use of pesticide therefore, increases the overall output of the farmer. This helps in improving the living condition of the farmer (Matthews 2006). Pesticide reduces soil interruptions. Farmers till the land in order to expose pests on the surface where they are burned by sun to death. Use of chemicals therefore results to minimum tillage... With the current increase in population growth, farmers have turned into using pesticides. These chemicals have benefits, and harmful effects both to human and environment and even to terrestrial and aquatic ...
A Self-Sustained Enclosed Ecosystem in a Jar
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...aquatic ecosystem. The project focused on creating a jar-based ecosystem with none of the organisms dying. The paper also presents periodic results of four weeks obtained from the project. Key words: self... ? Creating a self-sustained enclosed ecosystem in a jar is a task that is fast in setting up and requires no maintenance. al Affiliation Submission Date Abstract Effective understanding of an ecosystem component is a main factor in creating a jar-based self-sustained ecosystem. An ecosystem entails the interaction of a group of organism with their physical environment. A self-supporting and self-sustained ecosystem is created by enclosing specific amount of resources that are available inside a glass ...
Ecosystem Toxic Chemical Threat
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...aquatic life and environment. This is because the metals are accumulative poisons that affect their health adversely when they expose or consume them frequently for a longer period of time. Similarly, it has a long-term effect on the environment through constant emissions or discharge to soil, water and surface depending on the source of the contaminants, level and duration of exposure (Palmer 121) Question 2 Is this a systemic (ecosystem) or Targeted Species Threat? Heavy metals are majorly released into the environment largely... Ecosystem Toxic Chemical Threat SECTION ONE Toxic heavy metals I have chosen on this topic based on the information released by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their ...
Wildlife Extinction
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...Aquatic Biodiversity It is now time to journey from the land, to the biodiversity of aquatic life. Due to factors such as human modifications to the environment, overexploitation, habitat loss, exotic species and others, aquatic biodiversity is greatly threatened. Ecosystems and species important in sustaining human life and the health of the environment are disappearing at an alarming rate. In order to preserve these threatened areas and species for future generations, immediate action in the form of aquatic biodiversity conservation strategies are necessary. In general, aquatic conservation strategies should support sustainable development by protecting... Here Biodiversity Research Paper - Exhibit s...
Aquatics Research
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...Aquatics Profession Risk Management in Aquatics Profession [Institute’s Risk Management in Aquatics Profession Introduction This paper is an attempt to explore various aspects of risk management in aquatics profession. Without any doubts, risk is present in all professions and businesses but the aquatic experts have to deal with the risk, which involves saving lives, health, property, and liability. The paper will explore various dimensions of risk management and center its efforts on answering the question that why, in the first place, is it necessary to have risk management in the aquatics profession. The same would be done with the help of briefly highlighting... ?Running Head: Risk Management in...
A narrowed aspect of National Park
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...aquatic resources directly and by through implication as well. Winter... More than three million individuals go from far and wide to visit Yellowstone National Park every year. Most individuals get-away throughout the Junethrough August timeframe months, when the air is warm, the days are long, and the streets are clear. Almost 125,000 guests tend to visit the Yellowstone national park in the coldest, darkest, snowiest time of year absolutely in light of the fact that the climate is severe and the streets are blocked. The sole purpose of visiting the park in this particular time of the year is to encounter the miracles of Yellowstone on a snowmobile. Snowmobiling in the Yellowstone national park is...
Effects Of Organic Waste Pollution On The Natural Environment.
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...aquatic plants and animals but is moderated by existence of water pollutants such as organic wastes. Natural processes of aeration and de-aeration also regulate oxygen concentration in water but such processes are slow because of low solubility rate of oxygen in air. Organic waste into low oxygen concentration also has secondary effects... ?Water pollution Introduction Water is a chemical compound that is formed by bonds between oxygen and water molecules. Its property as a universal solvent however leads to many dissolves matter in it and this defines its pollution when the dissolved matter is harmful. Water cycle that consist of material flow on earth’s surface to water masses are some of the causes of ...
Adapting to terrestrial living
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...aquatic life to terrestrial forms; while earlier algae forms could survive only in water and died upon exposure to air, they later evolved into variants that could endure short term water deprivation and exposure to air (Niklas, 253). Further genetic variations led to more and more adaptations that produced the first bona fide plants. One of the first problems terrestrial plants faced was the requirement for mechanical support, since they were no longer supported by water as in aquatic life forms and had to deal with less dense air, which could not support their weight (www.countrysideinfo.co.uk). Adaptations to tackle this problem... Plant adaptation to terrestrial living Plants have evolved from...
Geography
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...aquatic life. Fish 2 Hake: White The fish forms the overfished category where there is the utilization of destructive methods especially to the other marine life or environment. In addition, it is unfit for consumption owing... Geography 2. The three varying Yellowfin Tuna’s categories of sustainability mainly results from the varying fishing application tactics. The Troll, Pole-and-line utilized in U.S Atlantic depicts “Best Choice” owing to its insignificant or nil level of bycatch of Yellowfin Tuna, which is contrary to the Longline technique (MBAF). Conversely, the Longline method depicts “Good Alternative” especially in U.S Atlantic and Hawaii owing to the strict regulations exercised by the...
Water pollution
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...aquatic life and water (Agarwal, 115). If polluted water is taken by human beings it can cause diseases like cancer, disrupt hormone typhoid fever, stomach ache... Water pollution Occupying over 70 percent of the surface of the Earth and composing 2/3 of our body, water is certainly the most valuable natural resource that exists in the planet Earth. Life on Earth cannot exist without water, water is essential for everything on the planet Earth for growth and prosperity (Agarwal, 115). Even though this fact is recognized by humans, they disregard it by polluting lakes, rivers, oceans and seas. Water pollution causes many problems which includes diseases and killing of fish. Polluted water is also...
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...aquatic life will be protected from possible extinction. It is wrongful for a few individuals to engage in practices that benefit only a few but has dire consequences suffered by all. A good example is overfishing, which destroys aquatic life affecting even those who do not practice it. 2. How were your views and opinions challenged or changed by your reading of In Pursuit of Giants, if at all?  Before reading this book, I considered humans dynamic in that they can change their behaviors depending on the situation. However, reading this book made me realize it is not always... ?In Pursuit of Giants How much does In Pursuit of Giants agree or clash with your view of the world, and what you consider right...
Southwest Washington
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...aquatic conservation. Rivers include The Snake River which flows through the Snake River valley. It is the largest tributary of Columbia River which empties into the Pacific Ocean runs from known for salmon and other aquatic animals. This river is well known for salmon and other aquatic animals. The natives relied on fish, especially salmon, for food and source of income The southeastern Washington has fertile farmland where wheat is grown. The region also has strong, reliable winds suitable for wind energy... The South Eastern part of Washington Affiliation: due: The South Eastern Washington is a portion in the USA which has a population of predominantly African American. It has an estimated...
Trap Structure of Utricularia Australis
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...aquatic carnivorous Utricularia species, 2011). In the two differing layers of cells, cells in the inner layer are elongated and arranged in a radial manner around the hinge region centrally located. These cells appear to be in concentric circular lines that reveals a constriction of the cells within this region. Thus these constrictions have been deemed to act as pre-folds to increase flexibility in opening and closing the trap door. The bladder also has a glandular layer... ? Trap Structure of Utricularia australis Trap Structure of Utricularia australis This paper examines the structure of theCarnivorous bladderworts (Utricularia aceustralis) traps. As the name suggests, this is a plant that possess...
Bioaccummulution
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...aquatic ecosystem wherein the chemical concentration in an organism has a higher level than that of the water due to different chemical uptakes such as dietary absorption, respiration or through dermal absorption. There are two contributing processes leading to bioaccumulation namely bioconcentration and biomagnification (Gobas et al., 2003). The issue of bioaccumulation can be considered as one of the detrimental effects the humans have on the environment. By studying the process of bioaccumulation the movement of xenobiotic pollutants (found within the body of the organisms) through the food chain (Kim and Kim, 2013) One... Bioaccumulation Bioaccumulation Bioaccumulation is the process occurring in...
Water pollution
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...aquatic species to fend off disease. The aforementioned study illustrates the toxicity of benzene, a common by-product of industrial activity and consumer products in landfills. To further illustrate the dangers, another study was conducted to determine the impact of benzene introduction into an aquatic ecosystem. In this study, it was found that after being exposed to benzene, there was a significant deformity rate in aquatic salamanders and a measurable deformity rate occurring in the frog population (Black 14... HERE HERE YOUR HERE HERE The Impact of Water Pollution on Ecosystems and Organisms Water pollution occurs when various bodies of water become contaminated with toxins, poisons, or other...
Describe effects of water pollution.
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...aquatic animals cannot survive which is a condition is called hypoxia. Eutrophication can have many adverse effects on the biodiversity and ability to survive of many native organisms (Oregonstate, 2011). Opportunistic organisms, such as algae and cyanobacteria, cause undue stress on the fragile aquatic environment and disrupt the natural ecological balance of any aquatic environment. Therefore as a direct result many species get stressed to the point of completely dying, while sometimes being replaced by invading or opportunistic species. 2) What is the difference between cultural and natural eutrophication? Most eutrophication in our bodies... 1) What is eutrophication? Eutrophication is the mechanism...
Business Ethics and Law
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...aquatic ecosystem from possible imbalances that are looming. In this respect, the regulatory authorities should implement various plans so that they can ensure that all those who depend on the sea are able to use it sustainably. This will imply that dangerous dumping need to be avoided by the cruising ships which have been the number one contributor... Business Ethics and Law Dumping in the seas has many negative implications on the people who depend on it forthe purposes of food, recreation and research work. Continued unregulated dumping of wastes in seas has implications on the sea life and therefore, immediate action should be taken to contain individuals and companies that do so to save the aquatic...
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...aquatic life negatively. Exposing corals to a high amount of oil for a long time damages the coral reefs. Coral reefs are important in the preservation of aquatic life since they offer habitat to a variety of fish. Destruction of coral reefs may cause the reduction of fish, which gets consumed by large population in the world. Oil may also get exploited elsewhere away from marine life. "Corals and Coral Reefs." Smithsonian Ocean Portal. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. . Question Two Harmful algal blooms are uncontrolled breeding of algae in the aquatic environment. Some produce harmful chemicals in lakes or oceans, but even non-toxic blooms are...
Environmental Toxicology. Homework 6
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...aquatic organism relative to water it lives in, acquired over its life is called A. Bio concentration* 4. List six uses of lead that make cause exposure to humans. Used in paint and other protective coating Lead acid batteries industries Use of lead in cosmetics Lead used in hobbies and arts such as firing guns and making ammunition Lead in imported candies from Asia and Mexico Lead used in water pipes contaminates drinking... Environment and Toxicology Which contaminant played a role in the origin of the "Madhatter" character in "Alice in Wonderland"? C. Mercury* 2. In terms of dose-response behaviour, selenium is an example of B. Macronutrient* 3. The increased concentration of an element in an aq...
CASE STUDY: New England Aquarium
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...aquatic life by different people. The organization seeks to raise awareness on the need to preserve this unique but special type of aquatic species. Indeed, people who visit the aquarium are served with seafood and this might be ironic to many people but the company representatives say that this strategy is designed to raise awareness on the need to preserve aquatic life through offering different menus that are comprised of food obtained from the sea. The other reason why the New England aquarium can be regarded as a not for profit organization is that it does not sell... I think the New England Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization given that its main aim is to promote the preservation of aquatic...
Geol bb week 7
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...aquatic animals. Sharks are well adapted to the life of hunting which characterized by their numerous sharp teeth, and some species like the great white, they have serrated teeth for tearing into flesh... Sharks Sharks are ified under the cartilaginous fish species, which means that they are not bony fishes as is acharacteristic of other fish species like Tilapia or Salmon and Cod. Sharks have been around the world for an estimated 400 years making them older than dinosaurs. Sharks range from a few inches to 45 feet in length or size. This paper is a highlight of sharks in the world’s oceans. Almost all sharks are found in salt-water bodies, and they are all carnivores meaning that they feed on other aq...
Activity 10
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...aquatic species. The health facility conducts diagnosis on fish and enhances their recovery and restoration. In addition, the projects support operations dealing with hatching, which contributes to habitat conservation and provision... Fishery Services in the United s Fishery in the United s is under regulations that ensure undertaking of safety measures. In this paper, the focus is on the Warm Springs Regional Fish Center. The objective is to study the ways in which the facility promotes health of the fishery, and the ways it can improve the efficiency southeast region’s fishery. Warm springs fish health center provides expertise, service and health information that ensure healthy existence of aquatic s...
The effects of overfishing
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...aquatic species of animals. Despite, overfishing having economic benefits to the fishermen as well as the country at large, numerous negative impacts are also present. This essay seeks to look into the causes and effects of overfishing. Causes of overfishing The economic activity of any country is very essential in ensuring that economic development is realized. The earth has various different natural resources, which are utilized... Causes of Overfishing Introduction When high numbers of fish are fished at a rate higher than their reproduction, then overfishing has been executed. This is mainly applicable in seas, lakes and other natural water bodies, due to their richness in different species of...
Effects of Deforestation
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...aquatic life. For aquatic animals, stream dwelling after floods causes disturbances in several ways thus becoming difficult for aquatic animals to find food after a flood, which yields to the death of many aquatic animals (Yoshimura 146). In addition, deforestation changes the geomorphologic, hydrological, and biochemical states of streams by decreasing vapor-transpiration on the land surface, hence river discharge and run-off. This leads to the elimination of huge percentage of earth’s native vegetation that significantly alters the hydrological and morphological characteristics of watershed areas... Effects of Deforestation Deforestation encompasses annihilating expansive forests’ tracts through...
Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change Paper
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...aquatic... Ecosystem The ecosystem chosen to analyse is a lake which is an environment where various micro organisms, plants, animals, birds, amphibians and fishes live and sustain themselves. This lake is a small water body which is shallow and is a haven for many kinds of animal species. This ecosystem can be looked from a more vivid angle as we get to its structure, functional dynamics, human interaction, chemical interference and species implication. Structure and Functional Dynamics This lake does have abundant terrestrial plants which are unique to the geographical location. The littoral zone gets exposed to sunlight and it penetrates to the sediments on the shores of the lake. This area has aquatic...
Cryptosporidium
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...Aquatic pathogens). 4.Treatments In the case of healthy individuals, the organism will generally disappear within a month of infection. In case there is severe diarrhea and dehydration anti-diarrheal drugs... For this parasitic organism (cryptosporidium) provide the following information in a report of the disease and organism responsible. Cryptosporidium parvum is a microscopic water-borne parasitic organism which causes the disease cryptosporidiosis in humans. 2.Type of vector(s) that spread the parasite, if there is one involved. While the type of vectors that carry the cryptosporidium parasite has not been well established, recent research studies have pointed to certain potential vectors that coul...
ENVS
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...aquatic plants with grass vegetation along the road to the stream site. The stream’s bottom was majorly composed of sand, 60 percent, gravel, 10 percent, silt, 10 percent, and rock shelf, 20 percent. Water contamination from pollutant gases that gets absorbed in rainwater and washed materials from earth’s surface were therefore anticipated. The study explored the hypothesis that the stream water is significantly polluted and was safe for consumption. Materials and procedure Site survey chart, water collection jar, and turbidity chart were the used materials in the study. Data collection site was selected... ? Lab 6: Water quality in an urban environment July 23, Introduction and background information...
Writing an essay using the Verb ing in the hole essay
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...aquatic life in order to provide restaurant visitors with a feel of comfort of the marine life. These people are a complete pack of family as well as friends who resemble the French society as they are consuming wine while having food. The people in the picture are both semi-formally and casually dressed. The first person on the left side of the picture is semi-formally dressed with black formal shirt and black trousers with his sleeves rolled up and the first person on the right side of the picture is casually dressed... Family Dinner The people in the picture are having a family get-together while enjoying food and family time. These people are at a restaurant which is designed according to the...
The Phenomenon of Harmful Algal Blooms
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...aquatic lives. Among these species, some comes out as a harmful breed for other aquatic animals and human who comes in contact with them because they release toxins which disables certain aquatic lives to breathe or can be dangerous because of their accumulated biomass. These harmful algal blooms are formerly known as “red tides”, because many were found composed of dinoflagellates with red pigments, which cause discoloration of water in red, but can also discolor water into brown... ? The Phenomenon of Harmful Algal Blooms The Phenomena of Harmful Algal Blooms Introduction Thousands of species of microscopic algae is present in marine and fresh water, which becomes the nourishing source for millions of...
Influence of habitat diversity and substratum on the composition of macroinvertebrate communities from riverine systems
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...aquatic invertebrates (stream dwelling organisms without vertebrae that can be seen with the naked eye). Most macro invertebrates are aquatic insects or aquatic stages of insects (e.g. larvae Ephimeroptera and Trichoptera), crustaceans (e.g. amphipods), mollusks (e.g. aquatic snails) and worms (e.g platyhelmenthes). They usually inhabit a wetland or river channel. Since macro invertebrates have varying degrees of resistance to pollution and other changes in environmental conditions, they serve as "bio indicators" for various factors involving steam health. They are a key component of the food chain and their abundance and diversity have been used... Traditionally, the term macro invertebrate refers to...
Diel Oxygen Measurements
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...aquatic systems is needed in the sustainability of ecosystem. It is habitat of aquatic plants that serve as food for fishes. These fishes, in turn, serve as food for several terrestrial and aerial plants. The aquatic plants, in addition, give off oxygen needed by aquatic animals in their respiration. The water may be used in anthropogenic activity such as cooking and laundry. Measurement of diel changes... Productivty/respiration ratios on the surface and bottom parts of the San Joaquin Marsh were obtained to determine the gross productivity of the lake. This study was able to find out that certain areas of the marsh have different dissolved oxygen concentrations. Introduction The productivity of...
Environmental Managent
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...aquatic life. Inside the ocean, they will be used the same way coral reefs are used by the animals and which is place for living and reproducing which is safer from the open water with deadly from predators. This is a very effective way of disposing the used cars instead of destroying them through burning them which is harmful to the environment. The process of dumping them to the bottom of the ocean has been captured vividly on camera which provides proof of the project known... New York subway cars Affiliation: The article discusses about recycling of the used subway cars. These subway cars are removed the wheels, doors and windows and then dropped into the Atlantic Ocean where they become home to the...
Acid Rain and Alkalinity of the Lakes in Canada
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...aquatic life. As claimed by some environmentalist groups that about 14000 Canadian lakes have suffered huge damage due to acid rain. Those lakes which are naturally poorly buffered are the most affected. Limestone is a natural alkaline buffer and it has the capacity to neutralize excessive acidic compounds accumulated from acidic rain. But granite (bedrock) has least capacity to provide buffer protection. This is the reason that acidic precipitations have been recognized as a problem in South Central and Eastern Canada... Acid Rain and Alkalinity of the Lakes in Canada Surface and soil waters such as lakes and streams receive acid from a variety of natural sources. Natural sources of acids is obtained by ...
Biomarkers
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...aquatic environment, biomarkers depend upon the physical environmental conditions such as temperature, pH or salinity, as well as toxic concentrations of chemical pollutants or any combination of these. Methods to be used for monitoring biomarker assays: should be contaminant-specific and should be able to separate between natural and anthropogenic factors should be sufficiently sensitive to detect contaminant-related effects under relevant exposure scenarios there should be sufficient information... Biomarker Assays Biomarkers are Biochemical, physiological or histological indicators of either exposure to or effects of physical stressors or xenobiotic chemicals at the sub-organismal or organismal level ...
Diel Oxygen Measurements
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...aquatic systems is needed in the sustainability of ecosystem. It is habitat of aquatic plants that serve as food for fishes. These fishes, in turn, serve as food for several terrestrial and aerial plants. The aquatic plants, in addition, give off oxygen needed by aquatic animals in their respiration. The water may be used in anthropogenic activity such as cooking and laundry. Measurement of diel changes... Productivty/respiration ratios on the surface and bottom parts of the San Joaquin Marsh were obtained to determine the gross productivity of the lake. This study was able to find out that certain areas of the marsh have different dissolved oxygen concentrations. Introduction The productivity of aquati...
Largemouth Bass
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...aquatic environment. They become active predators right in the first year of their lives. They feed on zooplankton, smaller sunfish, crayfish, smaller amphibians, and other... ?[Your full September 23, Largemouth Bass To introduce it, Largemouth Bass belongs to family Micropterus salmoides. It is known by many other names, like Green Trout, Pond Trout, Lake Trout, Bucketmouth Bass, Bigmouth Bass, and Black Bass. They are most commonly found in Texas, and somewhat in southeastern Canada and northeastern Mexico; however, they are distributed all over the world because of their popularity as sport fish. They are usually green in color from the top and are white underneath, with dark colored spots on either...
Enviromental Science - Water Quality Parameters
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...aquatic life. The values of 5.6 ppm and 5.2 ppm for dissolved oxygen upstream and downstream respectively shows that oxygen levels are lower than average. The amount of dissolved oxygen may be affected by temperature, flow of water, aquatic plants and altitude. Percentage Saturation – the percentage saturation is 62.2% upstream and 59% down stream. This is an indication of high metabolic activities in the stream that result in the production of by-products that increase... Data Analysis of Water Quality in a Stream The quality of water in a stream in a stream can be measured by various parameters. The most common parameters in measuring the quality of water are turbidity, temperature, dissolved oxygen,...
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