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Flooding in Lake Okeechobee

One of the shallowest lakes in Florida, and one of the largest lakes in the US, Lake Okeechobee is also one of the most polluted. Runoff from nearby farmland, golf courses, septic systems and continuing problems with the unkempt dam … Continue reading

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Hydrologic Cycle

Evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and percolation – repeat. This is called the hydrologic cycle and it is responsible for all our drinking water. Pond water is known in a general sense as fresh water and is a necessary resource for … Continue reading

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Lake Hillier

Oftentimes on this blog I write about water clarification and getting the clearest water possible (usually with the help of an experienced professional) but Lake Hillier in Australia is such an amazing hue of pink I would never suggest this. … Continue reading

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Lake Ecosystems

Lake ecosystems are unique because they have biotic, or living plants, animals, and micro-organisms as well as abiotic, nonliving, physical and chemical interactions. These biotic and abiotic interactions are an important part of a healthy lake ecosystem and is integral … Continue reading

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What is Algae, Really?

Everyone has witnessed a pond of lake overrun with algae at some point, but what exactly is algae? According to Wikipedia, algae is a diverse group os simple, typically autotrophic organisms, ranging in many different forms.  Algae can be unicellular … Continue reading

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Northern Snakehead Fish Invades North America

This fish seems like something out of a horror film. The Snakehead is meat-eating fish that is native to southeast Asia and has found itself most recently in American lakes such as Lake Michigan.  The weirdest part about this fish … Continue reading

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