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Plankton Make Scents For A Cooler Planet And Seabirds
2014-03-21 08:22:49

University of California, Davis The top predators of the Southern Ocean, far-ranging seabirds, are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton, according to newly published work from the University of California, Davis. When phytoplankton are eaten by grazing crustaceans called krill, they release a chemical signal that calls in krill-eating birds. At the same time, this chemical signal — dimethyl...

Sea Snakes Need Fresh Water For Drinking
2014-03-20 15:30:59

Cindy Spence, University of Florida Although they spend their lives surrounded by water, sea snakes dehydrate for months at a time, waiting to quench their thirst with fresh water from rainfall, a University of Florida biologist has found. The finding contradicts the accepted belief that marine vertebrates have evolved to use salt water to meet their water requirements, said professor Harvey Lillywhite, whose research appears [Wednesday/today] in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B,...

2014-03-19 23:27:21

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Remains Optimistic about Global Water Supply, Recalls Interview with Water Author Steven Solomon. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To water advocate and researcher Sharon Kleyne, United Nations World Water Day is one of the most important days of the year. The annual March 22 observance, says Kleyne, offers an opportunity to reflect on advances and setbacks in the ongoing global fresh water supply crisis, and to further educate the...

2014-03-19 12:22:41

DUBLIN, Mar. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pz4gzq/brazil_wastewater ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Brazilian Wastewater Treatment Plants Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) In Brazil, sewage treatment rate is considerably low, as only 30-35% of sewage was treated in 2012. Low sewage collection & treatment rate, and poor...

2014-03-14 23:25:15

In-Pipe Technology hires Curtis Craigmile, P.E. as a Process Engineer to improve and expand In-Pipe’s green sewer collection system treatment service offering. Wood Dale, IL (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 In-Pipe Technology® Company, Inc. announced today the appointment of Curtis Craigmile, P.E., to the position of Process Engineer. Mr. Craigmile is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree. In his 28 years of consulting engineering in the...

2014-03-14 23:21:21

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Cites Island Nation’s Water Recycling and Conservation as Global Model for U.N. World Water Day Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The tiny island nation of Singapore, with minimal fresh water resources, has become the world’s model for conservation and recycling. According to global water advocate Sharon Kleyne, Singapore had formerly depended almost entirely on imported water from neighboring Malaysia. In honor of United Nations...

2014-03-12 12:22:35

LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Analysis of the Packaged Wastewater Treatment Market in India Huge Market Potential due to Growth of Key Industries like Food & Beverage and PharmaceuticalsThe packaged wastewater treatment market in India is mainly driven by the industrial segment, of which the food & beverage, pharmaceutical and textile industries are expected to be the key growth drivers. The period of...

2014-03-12 12:21:23

BURNABY, British Columbia, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States mobile water treatment market is highly consolidated, with two largest players accounting for more than 60% share in 2013 The mobile water treatment plants market is an emerging trend in the global water industry. The segment is witnessing higher adoption in the countries where land availability for setting up a water treatment plant is low. The mobile water treatment services market is witnessing a...

Ocean Food Web Plays Key Role In The Global Carbon Cycle
2014-03-12 10:39:50

University of California - Santa Barbara Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure gold to oceanographer David Siegel, director of the Earth Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara. In a study of the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle, Siegel and his colleagues used those nuggets to their advantage. They incorporated the lifecycle of phytoplankton and zooplankton — small, often microscopic animals...

2014-03-11 23:04:35

"In a state facing epic water shortages, LINX systems are the solution for so many California homes and business that are faced with nitrate-contaminated water." San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Progress is rarely clouded with notions of failed inspections, denials of permits, or delays in obtaining final occupancy certification; however, that's the situation Lehr Brothers' Big L Citrus Packing in Bakersfield, California faced last month. In planning for expansions...


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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