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New Technique Developed To Allow Frequent Water Quality Monitoring For Suite of Pollutants
2014-03-05 12:03:13

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that uses existing technology to allow researchers and natural resource managers to collect significantly more information on water quality to better inform policy decisions. “Right now, incomplete or infrequent water quality data can give people an inaccurate picture of what’s happening – and making decisions based on inaccurate data can be risky,” says Dr. François...

2012-01-26 15:40:39

University of Miami and US Geological Survey researchers team up to create a model to describe effects of weather and sea level rise on Florida's coastal landscape The key to understanding how future hurricanes and sea level rise may trigger changes to South Florida's native coastal forests lurks below the surface, according to a new model linking coastal forests to groundwater. Just inland from the familiar mangroves that line the coasts lie hardwood hammocks that are sensitive to...

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2011-06-27 06:55:00

Florida alligators travel upstream and downstream between marshes and the coast By Cheryl Dybas, NSF 'Gators. They're everywhere in freshwater areas of the Southeastern U.S. Now, scientists have found American alligators also swim into the brackish waters of estuaries, places where rivers meet the sea, out into the coastal zone and back again. These "commuter" alligators connect very different habitats, creating links between marine, estuarine and freshwater food webs. "Alligators need...

2010-08-09 15:52:00

NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as the California Senate considers major new recommendations to increase freshwater flows to the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, the Bay Institute released Gone with the Flow, a primer on how flows support a healthy ecosystem, and how the lack of flow is degrading that ecosystem to the point of collapse. The primer is available for free at http://www.bay.org/assets/Gone%20with%20the%20Flow%20WEB%20FINAL.pdf. "Flow is the most important driver...

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2010-06-01 09:35:00

Science has long believed that a warmer climate will increase river runoff to the Baltic Sea, thus making the inland sea less salty. However, a new extensive study from the University of Gothenburg reveals that the effect will probably be the opposite: climate change will reduce river runoff and increase salinity in the Baltic Sea. "There could be major consequences for the Baltic's sensitive ecosystem," says researcher Daniel Hansson. The Baltic is a young, brackish sea with a unique and...

2009-04-13 16:00:00

A study of the 1999 super cyclone that hit eastern India suggests villages shielded from the storm surge by mangrove forests fared better than other areas. The study by researchers at India's University of Delhi and Duke University in the United States analyzed deaths in 409 villages in the poor, mostly rural Kendrapada District of the Indian state of Orissa, just north of the cyclone's landfall. It showed areas protected by mangrove forests experienced significantly fewer deaths than did...

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2008-12-05 14:45:00

Global food shortages could be helped by the integration of plants that grow in salty conditions, according to researchers. The Earth's water is made up of only 1 percent freshwater, and many areas are suffering weakened crop production due to a gradual increase in salt levels in water supplies. "Salinisation is irreversible," says Professor Jelte Rozema from the department of systems ecology at the Free University, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. "Sooner or later mankind has to accept the...

2008-08-13 09:00:00

By Sean Olson Journal Staff Writer It seems everyone has big plans for brackish water deep under the ground of the far West Side. Following an announcement last month from Atrisco Oil & Gas that they would be taking 12,000 acre feet of water per year from the untapped reservoir, Commonwealth Utilities owner Paul Powers has outlined his 40-year-old plan to take nearly 10 times that amount per year from an estimated 60 wells. Powers owns land on the Rio Puerco Valley within the...

2008-08-12 15:00:39

By Sean Olson Journal Staff Writer It seems everyone has big plans for brackish water deep under the ground of the far West Side. After an announcement last month from Atrisco Oil & Gas that it would be taking 12,000 acre-feet of water per year from the untapped reservoir, Commonwealth Utilities owner Paul Powers has outlined his 40-year-old plan to take nearly 10 times that amount per year from an estimated 60 wells. Powers owns land in the Rio Puerco Valley within the Pajarito...

2008-04-16 09:00:37

MIAMI _ Veteran guides don't like to talk about it. Even the few weekend fishermen who go there don't brag about it much. But the fishing can be superb in the miles of winding creeks, freshwater lakes and brackish ponds in the no-motor zones of Everglades National Park. "I like it because, most times, there's no one here," Islamorada, Fla., light-tackle guide captain Paul Hunt said. "The solitude is part of the whole thing." That probably is why you don't hear a lot of grumbling among...


Latest Brackish water Reference Libraries

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2008-10-16 17:43:44

The Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of fish that is native to Australia and New Guinea. It is commonly found from northern and eastern Australia through the Torres Strait to New Guinea. It is a salt and freshwater species. This species is also known as the Giant Perch, Giant Seaperch, Asian Seabass, Australian Seabass, White Seabass, and a variety of other names. Its nickname is the Silver Jack. They have large silvery scales, which may become darker, depending on their...

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2007-02-12 21:53:31

The Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, is a species of turtle native to the brackish coastal swamps of the eastern and southern United States. They are found from as far north as Cape Cod, Massachusetts to as far south as Corpus Christi, Texas. The species is named for the diamond pattern on top of its shell, but the pattern and coloration varies greatly by species. The coloring of the shell can vary from browns to grays, and their body color can be gray, brown, yellow, or white....

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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