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How Lakes Cycle: Untamed Science

“Lakes and Ponds represent a freshwater biome type that is generally refered to in the scientific community as a lentic ecosystem (still or standing waters). ...”
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Current, accurate and serves the purpose: this video teaches a lot about the lake and pond freshwater biome and how they cycle, and speaks about still and standing water. This video is really great because scientists have input which makes the information more trustworthy and accurate.
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Lauren Lee's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:16 PM

This video is current, accurate and serves the purpose.  It teaches a lot about the lake and pond freshwater biome and how they cycle, and speaks about still and standing water. This video is really great because scientists have input which makes the information more trustworthy and accurate.

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All in One Pond and Lake Encyclopedia


Via Conner Mann
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Relevant: although not from a scientific website, this is a good source from an encyclopedia because the website speaks a lot about biomes and provides a lot of good pictures to help us understand about the lake and pond biome itself.
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Lakes and Ponds overview UC Berkeley

Lakes and Ponds overview UC Berkeley | Lakes and Ponds | Scoop.it
Overview lakes and ponds
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Accuracy: this is a few accurate article from the UC Berkeley Museum. This passes The authority test mainly because it is from a high ranked college and trusted museum, and states a lot of information about the lakes and ponds, and on a more personal level. This has a lot of good pictures too so that serves As a good visual as well
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Pollution to pristine? Syncrude set to test plan to turn tailing ponds into clean lakes

Pollution to pristine? Syncrude set to test plan to turn tailing ponds into clean lakes | Lakes and Ponds | Scoop.it
“ For almost 20 years, thick, toxic sludge has poured into Syncrude’s tailings pond, the leftovers from the massive oilsands mine just off Highway 63, north of Fort McMurray. But not for much longer.”
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Relevance: the audience was intended for people living around the area. It shows the damage that can be done by certain pollutants.
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Lauren Lee's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:23 PM

Relevance: the audience of this case study was intended for people living around the area. It shows the damage that can be done by certain pollutants.  It talks about the long term effects and efforts to clean the water and make it more accepting of life and general cleanliness.