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12.28: Effects of Water Pollution

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algal blooms

Over-growth of algae that can lead to oxygen depletion and destruction of aquatic life.

eutrophication

Over-enrichment of chemical nutrients in bodies of water that leads to oxygen depletion and destruction of aquatic life.

ocean acidification

When excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes the oceans to become acidic, killing corals and shellfish.

pathogen

Organism that causes disease.

waterborne diseases

Diseases that spread through freshwater sources.

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Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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