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Ponds and Lakes: A Journey Through the Life Aquatic | Learn Science at Scitable

Ponds and Lakes: A Journey Through the Life Aquatic | Learn Science at Scitable | Lakes and Ponds | Scoop.it
While accounting for only 3% of the Earth's surface, lakes and ponds are vital habitats, and provide essential resources for a wide range of species, including humans. What is the status of these rich ecosystems?
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This informational source is relevant, current, and accurate.  It talks about the climate, distribution, properties, life, and much more.  Physical and chemical structure consists of size, formation, and succession, thermal stratification, light transmission, and nutrient inputs and cycling.  Biotic structure consists of primary producers and consumers. Also a lot of things contribute to the patterns in species and threats to lentic ecosystems.  

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Small ponds with major impact

Small ponds with major impact | Lakes and Ponds | Scoop.it
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Relevant:  This journal article talks about how ponds have an impact greater than what most would think.  Also gives other facts and statistics about ponds as well as measurements of various types.

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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 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. 

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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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World Book on ponds

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia.
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This informational source is relevant and current.  It has basic information about ponds and the environment around them.  Mst things said in this also apply to lakes.  This source also describes the life in ponds and different types of ponds.

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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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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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Jack Burns's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:32 PM
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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Leading Canadian ecologist calls on scientists to recover policy influence

Leading Canadian ecologist calls on scientists to recover policy influence | Lakes and Ponds | Scoop.it
Minnesota-born ecologist David Schindler urges scientists to speak out on matters of public concern.
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This news article is current, relavent, and accurate.  It talks about the eutrophicaiton process in this area and different health risks that go along with the issues in this area.

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World Book on lakes

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia.
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An informational source about lakes that is relevant.  Lakes have a few differences from ponds. This source gives climate information, locations, lake life, as well as hydroelectric power information.

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