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2013-10-09 23:21:33

WERF is pleased to announce that University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Dr. Chul Park has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is pleased to announce that University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Dr. Chul Park has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award. The WERF Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research is honoring Dr. Park with its largest...

2013-10-08 23:04:31

Montana Plant Integrates Nutrient Removal to Meet Tougher Water Standards for Ammonia, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Parkson Corporation is delivering a Biolac® System activated sludge process to a Montana treatment plant, making it one of the first operators in the region to satisfy tough new standards for ammonia, nitrogen and phosphorous removal. Parkson worked with a Missoula, Montana based firm, Manion Engineering, to develop this...

Methane Seeps Of The Deep Sea Are A Bacteria Feast For Lithodid Crabs
2013-10-08 09:54:33

Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) Photos and analyses reveal more about a highly specialized food web The bottom of the deep sea is largely deserted. Oases occur for example at cold seeps where water transports dissolved elements from the seabed: Specialized microbes convert methane and sulfate from sea water to hydrogen sulfide releasing carbon dioxide. Highly adapted bacteria, many of which live in symbiosis with worms and clams, use the hydrogen sulfide for their...

Plastic Waste A Hazard For Subalpine Lakes
2013-10-07 13:42:37

Cell Press Many subalpine lakes may look beautiful and even pristine, but new evidence suggests they may also be contaminated with potentially hazardous plastics. Researchers say those tiny microplastics are likely finding their way into the food web through a wide range of freshwater invertebrates too. The findings, based on studies of Italy's Lake Garda and reported on October 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, suggest that the problem of plastic pollution isn't limited...

2013-10-02 23:27:48

The report “Water Treatment Chemicals to 2017” says demand for water treatment chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 3.2 percent per year to 2017 & the mining and energy markets are projected to show the fastest growth through 2017. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 US demand to rise 3.2% annually through 2017 Demand for water treatment chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 3.2 percent per year to $6.6 billion (15.2 billion pounds) in 2017. Gains will reflect not only...

2013-10-02 12:50:44

Streams below fracking wastewater treatment show elevated salts, metals, radioactivity Elevated levels of radioactivity, salts and metals have been found in river water and sediments at a site where treated water from oil and gas operations is discharged into a western Pennsylvania creek. "Radium levels were about 200 times greater in sediment samples collected where the Josephine Brine Treatment Facility discharges its treated wastewater into Blacklick Creek than in sediment samples...

2013-10-01 23:19:59

RWL Water Aeromix hosts a special training session at booth 4026 at Weftec in Chicago, IL on October 7th, 2013 at 4pm. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 RWL Water Aeromix, the global leader in aeration systems and packaged wastewater treatment plants, announces a special training session hosted at Weftec to highlight the company’s newly acquired Tipton Series packaged plant designs. The training will be led by Fred Tipton, a new member of the RWL Water Aeromix team and former...

2013-09-30 23:20:45

Arbrux Launched Submersible Light Fixture for any Pond, Lake or Reflecting Pool Spring 2013 (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Arbrux Manufacturing, the leading designer and manufacturer of floating lake fountains, pond aerators and marine dock de-icers, has announced plans to develop an LED light for fountains, ponds and reflecting pools after the success of its submersible light kit, which launched earlier this year. “A simple light fixture added to your lake fountain or pond adds a dramatic...

2013-09-30 16:02:05

Danish and Australian biologists have developed a technique to determine if seagrass contain sulfur. If the seagrass contains sulfur, it is an indication that the seabed is stressed and that the water environment is threatened. The technique will help biologists all over the world in their effort to save the world’s seagrass meadows. Seagrass meadows, such as eelgrass or Halophila, grow along most of the world's coasts where they provide important habitats for a wide variety of life...


Latest Aquatic ecology Reference Libraries

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'