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EFFECTS OF EUTROPHICATION ON CORAL REEFS
This essay broadly discusses the effects of eutrophication on coral reefs both positively and negatively.
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Table of contents
1.0 Introduction 1
1.1 THE EFFECTS OF EUTROPHICATION ON CORAL REEFS 1-4
1.2 CONCLUSION/RECOMMENDATIONS 5
1.3 REFERENCES 5
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THE EFFECTS OF EUTROPHICATION 1.0 Introduction Eutrophication refers to a process by which the water bodies such as rivers, estuaries streams lakes receives excess nutrients. These nutrients usually stimulate excessive plant growth i.e. the algae, water weeds, periphyton e.t.c .This excessive growth is referred to as algal bloom. The major sources of these nutrients are chemical fertilizers from agricultural practices, golf courses, suburban lawns, the deposition of nitrogen from atmosphere, ...
... with sedimentation, basins with vegetation should be developed whereby the available sediments in the runoff can sink into before allowing the water to enter the sea. Artificial beaches should also be abolished since according to the surveys every reef in an artificial beach is seen as a desert.
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